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Renaissance Studies (PhD/MPhil)

University of Warwick

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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    University of Warwick

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    04-OCT-21

  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

Warwick's PhD in Renaissance Studies offers you the opportunity to join an exciting, internationally renowned research culture. Studying at the Centre for the Study of the Renaissance, you will receive specialist guidance as you conduct your research project.

Course Overview

Students in Renaissance Studies focus on completing a dissertation of up to 80,000 words in a period of up to four years. They work closely with a supervisor (and often two) from the Centre’s allied departments (Classics, English, History, History of Art, and the School of Modern Languages and Cultures).

They are encouraged to develop an interdisciplinary profile, as well as to strengthen their skills in palaeography and ancient and modern languages. Warwick’s CSR is in fact a worldwide leader in doctoral training: every year it organizes a training programme (‘Resources and Techniques for the Study of Renaissance and Early Modern Culture’) together with the Warburg Institute.

Its students benefit from an Early Career Club and from the Centre’s unusually broad international connections, for instance with Johns Hopkins University (student exchange) and Monash University (Prato Consortium). The CSR’s community of doctoral students is tight-knight, fairly small, and very well looked after. We do everything possible to help our applicants secure funding.

Research Themes

Areas for PhD supervision

History of the Book and Reading Practices; Religious Art, Polemics, Thought, and Literature; The Classical Tradition (including neo-Latin and vernacular cultures; Plato; Aristotle); The History of Ideas (especially science and medicine, ethics and politics); Theatre and Performance (especially in England); Gender; Society and Power; Court and Civic Culture; Renaissance Learned Culture (including humanist circles, academies, universities); Popular Culture; Visual Culture and Debates on the Arts; Venetian Economy, Art and Culture; Travel, Colonialism and the New World.

Teaching and Learning

Students will be able to attend skills training, language, and palaeography sessions provided for our PGT students, and audit some taught MA modules in Renaissance Studies.

Tuition fees

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£ 18,800per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

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University of Warwick

  • University League Table

    11th

  • Campus address

    University of Warwick, Coventry, Coventry, CV4 7AL, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    13th out of 93

  • Entry standards

    / Max 213
    158 76%

    17th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    75 75%

    22nd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.08 82%

    52nd

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