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PGCert in Cultural, Intellectual and Visual History

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Application Deadlines

31 July 2024


September 2024

Programme Duration

7 months

Academic Direction
The Warburg Institute
Modes of Study
On campus in London

Explore the cultural, visual and intellectual history of the Renaissance, the period from 1300 to 1650, and the way it transformed Europe and the world. Advance your research skills and learn to historically interpret primary sources, without committing to a master's.

Key features

  1. World-class resources

    Gain access to the best resources for the study of Renaissance art and culture in London. With over 300,000 specialist volumes, the Warburg Institute's open-stack Library, Photographic Collection and Archive are of international importance in the humanities.

  2. Learn from the experts

    The PGDip and PGCert programme provides unparalleled staff contact hours with the Warburg's internationally renowned academics and curators. Through the Institute’s research projects, fellowship programmes and events, and its informal collegiate atmosphere, you'll have extensive opportunities to network with an international community of scholars.

  3. Study in the heart of London

    Studying in Bloomsbury, students benefit from visits and training sessions at neighbouring institutions including the British Museum, the Government Art Collection, the Wellcome Trust and the British Library, and further afield the V&A, the Dulwich Picture Gallery, the National Portrait Gallery and the Courtauld Gallery.

  4. Join a community of renowned researchers

    Prominent scholars who have been associated with the Institute and Library include Aby Warburg, Ernst Cassirer, Erwin Panofsky, Edgar Wind, Dame Frances Yates, Ernst Gombrich, Michael Baxandall, Svetlana Alpers, Carlo Ginzburg, Keith Thomas, Georges Didi-Huberman, Giorgio Agamben, Lisa Jardine, Anthony Grafton, Umberto Eco, and many, many more.

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Dr. Laura Popoviciu

MA in Cultural and Intellectual History

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Start dates

  • September 2024 - application deadline closes