University College London

Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Early Modern Studies MA


Wates House

22 Gordon Street

London, England

United Kingdom

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

PhD, Early Modern Studies MA

Format: Campus

Program Description:

MA Full-time 1 year; Part-time 2 years The Early Modern Studies MA brings together a group of internationally renowned scholars from numerous disciplines and fields. It provides a broad and flexible overview of the diverse cultural, historical, economic and social changes that took place in England, Europe, the New World and beyond in the period 1450-1800. The MA focuses on providing world-leading training for research, enabling the next generation of specialists to study and read documents, state papers, letters, and treatises, work on printed books, material culture, art and other objects, understand crucial theoretical and methodological issues and produce fresh insights and new knowledge within the early modern period. Module details Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits. The programme consists of one core course (30 credits), between two (30 credits each) and four (15 credits each) options drawn from a long list (totalling 60 credits) and a dissertation (90 credits). Core Modules Early Modern Exchanges: Methods, Histories, Cultures Options Options may include the following: 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 & 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 Shakespeare's Afterlives 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) Dissertation/report All students undertake an independent research project which culminates in a dissertation of 15,000-20,000 words. Teaching and Learning The programme is delivered through a combination of tutorials, seminars, workshops, presentations, class discussions and library, archive, museum and gallery visits. Assessment is through essays, annotated bibliography and the dissertation.



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International Financial Aid: Yes

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