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Renaissance studies at Birkbeck

Are you fascinated by the Renaissance?

Birkbeck has a range of degrees and modules which will allow you to develop your specialism in the Renaissance whether you want to pursue the pleasures of Renaissance Art, take at degree in English Literature or study as a postgraduate student. This is a taster of what is on offer - go to the course pages if you want to find out more.

Undergraduate studies

Certificate of Higher Education in History of Art

This long-running and successful certificate is perfect if you want to pick up a qualification or just stretch yourself with a single module. Some of the module options might include:

BA in English

This offers plenty of scope for thinking about the Renaissance. There are specialist modules taught by Renaissance researchers including Shakespeare, Elizabethan and Seventeenth-Century Drama and Elizabethan Poetry. But no study of Writing London would be complete without English drama of the Renaissance - so you can explore Renaissance from your first year.

Research degrees

MPhil/PhD in English and Humanities

MPhil/PhD in History of Art

Birkbeck has an outstanding record in this area. We have a record of attracting the strongest students and supporting them as they deserve. Our talented alumni hold posts in academia in Britain and abroad; many have published books and essays that shape the field.