School of Advanced Study

Course Introduction

About the degree

The Warburg Institute MA in Cultural, Intellectual and Visual History introduces students to the Warburgian view of the central value of the study of human civilisations, worldwide and throughout history.

Degree overview

The MA programme aims to:

* Introduce current methodological and theoretical approaches to understanding the cultural, intellectual and visual history of Western Europe.

* Encourage understanding of key elements of the history of philosophy, science, literature, the arts and visual culture, rooted in the Renaissance and the early modern period but embracing material from the middle ages to the advent of modernity.

* Develop the language and palaeographic skills necessary to conduct research in these areas, particularly skills in Renaissance Latin.

* Provide training in reading and understanding primary sources.

* Equip students with the skills to design research questions, structure and undertake research, use supervision effectively, and produce sustained pieces of academic writing.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £7,100 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £7,100 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £15,860 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts £4,260 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts £4,260 European Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts £4,260 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: The normal minimum entry requirement is an upper second-class honours degree from a British university, or an equivalent qualification from a foreign institution, in any discipline in the humanities which is related to the course. The course requires a working knowledge of a European modern language and knowledge of Latin or a willingness to study it.
  • International entry requirements: The normal minimum entry requirement is an upper second-class honours degree from a British university, or an equivalent qualification from a foreign institution, in any discipline in the humanities which is related to the course. The course requires a working knowledge of a European modern language and knowledge of Latin or a willingness to study it. All students whose first language is not English must provide recent evidence that their written and spoken English is adequate for postgraduate study.