An interdisciplinary study of a broad range of disciplines and areas of knowledge that can be subsumed under the heading of Renaissance, whether defined as a period or cultural developments. Covering the 14th to Seventeenth centuries. The teaching draws on the wide range of interests and expertise of members of the Glasgow Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, and on the important resources of the University Library, including its world-class Emblems collection, and the visual arts to be found in the University and City Galleries and Museums. The structure and objectives are broadly similar to the MPhil in Medieval Studies also offered by the Centre, and students on both MPhils follow the course 'The European Court'. Under certain circumstances students taking the MPhil in Renaissance Studies may take an optional area of study from those offered under the MPhil in Medieval Studies. Plans for collaboration with the University of Edinburgh are under way.