UCL (University College London)

Course Introduction

The course offers an innovative blend of skills training (palaeography and historical bibliography), museum and gallery visits, object'based learning, as well as covering major thematic and methodological concerns in early modern studies. We have as many as forty medieval and early modern options available, covering an exceptionally broad range of subjects in the culture, history and society of the early modern.

Course Modules

Modules include: Early modern exchanges (methods, histories, cultures). Optional modules: Dante, divina commedia; political thought in renaissance Europe; sex and the body in early modern Europe; signs, minds and society (early modern debates on language); visions of power (the arts and rulership in pre'modern Russia); dead things and demolition sites (cultural, visual and historical representations in France, 1598'1889); political theologies between the early and postmodern; the medieval English book; English and englishness in the middle ages: the politics of the vernacular; Shakespeare in his time; early modern books and their readers in northern Europe; research skill and methods (Shakespeare in history); Sephardic Jewry: from golden age to world diaspora; transformations of Jewish culture in early modern Europe; from Renaissance to republic (the Netherlands c.1555'1609); theories of authorship in early modern Italian art; values of design in the Italian renaissance; vision and body in the early modern cabinet of curiosities; early modern horror; art and culture in the Netherlands (1578'1672).

Course Additional Entry

A minimum of an upper 2nd Class undergraduate degree in a relevant subject from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £18,670  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £9,020  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time
MA (Postgraduate) £9,285  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 years
Part Time
MA (Postgraduate) £4,510  Academic year. First year home fees