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Hieronymus Bosch and Netherlandish Art 1480-1540

It is 500 years since Hieronymus Bosch died and this has prompted new research and a major international exhibition. Research into his art has benefited from technological advances, and new insights have emerged as to the origins of his unusual subject matter, his patrons and the influence and impact of his work upon Netherlandish painters throughout the remainder of the sixteenth century, particularly upon the work of Pieter Bruegel the Elder.

This module offers an opportunity to study the work of this mysterious painter in depth and explore some of this new research in order to understand the social, political and artistic context of his life and work. The module is paired with Pieter Bruegel and the Flemish Renaissance, where you can continue your study of the Flemish Renaissance, though both modules can also be taken independently.

This can be taken as a standalone short course or as a part of:

15 credits at level 4

  • Entry requirements

    Entry requirements

    Most of our short courses have no formal entry requirements and are open to all students. You may have to fulfil specific prerequisites for some intermediate-level or advanced-level courses, but these will be specified where relevant.

    Visa requirements

    If you are not from the European Economic Area (EEA) and/or Switzerland and you are coming to study in the UK, you may need to apply for a visa.

    The visa you apply for varies according to the length of your course:

    • Courses of more than six months' duration.
    • Courses of less than six months' duration.
    • Pre-sessional English language courses.

    International students who require a Tier 4 visa should apply for our full-time courses (with the exception of modular enrolment certificates of higher education and graduate certificates), as these qualify for Tier 4 sponsorship. If you are living in the UK on a Tier 4 visa, you will not be eligible to enrol as a student on Birkbeck's part-time courses (with the exception of some modules).

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  • How to apply

    How to apply

    You enrol directly onto the classes you would like to take, using the Enrol Now link below. Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis - so apply early. If you wish to take more than one short course, you can select each one separately and then enrol onto them together via our online application portal. There is usually no formal selection process, although some modules may have prerequisites and/or other requirements, which will be specified where relevant.

First class: Mon 11-Jan-21 11am-1pm

Class code ARVC278H4AAA