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Postgraduate Certificate in Art History and Renaissance Culture

Postgraduate Certificate in Art History and Renaissance Culture

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Full time | Warburg Institute, School of Advanced Study, University of London | 7 months | SEP

Study mode

Full time


7 months

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

Renaissance History Art History Cultural Studies

Course type


Course Summary

About the course

If you have an interest in art history and Renaissance culture and are looking for an intellectual challenge, this course provides you with an excellent opportunity to develop your interests while gaining a Post Graduate Certificate qualification. Focusing on complex ideas and arguments pertaining to the production and understanding of works of art and Renaissance cultural history, the course is ideal for students who want to study at a postgraduate level but who do not want to commit to a full MA.

This seven-month programme aims to:

  • Give students mastery over the current methodological and theoretical approaches to art history rooted in the Renaissance and early modern period.
  • Train students to recognise, critique and articulate complex ideas about the production and understanding of works of art and renaissance cultural history
  • Develop advanced research and analytical skills that are highly valued transferable skills as well as good preparation for further academic study.
  • Provide a stepping for those who wish to progress to further postgraduate study. Students will gain 60 credits towards a Masters’ Degree.

Why study with us?

As a student at the Warburg Institute, you will have access to the best resources for the study of Renaissance art and culture in London. Unparalleled staff contact hours are combined with access to the Warburg Library, with its unique cataloguing system specifically designed to aid research, and the National Gallery’s collection and archives.

Through the Institute’s research projects, fellowship programmes and events, and its informal collegiate atmosphere, students have extensive opportunities for networking with an international community of scholars, which significantly enriches the learning experience and can provide ideal connections for the future careers.

Studying in Bloomsbury at the centre of an academic and cultural hub, students also 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.


Art History and Renaissance Culture: Image to Action - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

The normal minimum entry requirement is an upper second-class honours degree from a British university, or an equivalent qualification from a non-UK institution, in any discipline in the humanities which is related to the course.