This innovative programme gives you an in-depth knowledge of Renaissance and Early Modern culture from an interdisciplinary perspective that allows you to tap into the range of specialisms on offer at the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.
Situated in the department of the History of Art, the programme also offers the opportunity to work closely with Renaissance and Early Modern collections in Edinburgh, from paintings by Botticelli or Titian, to early printed editions of Shakespeare, pioneering scientific texts, historic buildings and archival documents.
You will be part of Edinburgh’s vibrant academic culture with its weekly History of Art Research Seminar series and regular talks organised by the Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies by leading scholars in the field.
The first two semesters are based around small-group teaching and a combination of lectures, seminars and tutorials, one-to-one supervision and private study. You will be examined through coursework and a dissertation.
As well as the choice of a full range of option courses taught by experts in different humanities subjects, you will have the opportunity to apply for an internship at a local museum, gallery or library. On acceptance, the internship option will require you to work one day a week at the host institution. From April to September, you will be engaged full-time researching and writing your dissertation.
There may also be the option of an intensive course taught in Italy, subject to availability.