Master of Arts Renaissance Studies

Study Discipline: Arts & Humanities
Study Programme Details
Country: Germany
Admission Sessions:Autumn Session, Spring Session
Study Format: Full Time
Mode of Study: Fully on Site

Programme Type

Master's degree


24 Months

Scholarship Available



English, German

About this Study Course

Embark on an enriching journey through the cultural tapestry of the 15th and 16th centuries with the international and interdisciplinary Master of Arts Renaissance Studies program offered jointly by the Universities of Bonn and Florence. Immerse yourself in the realms of Italian studies, art history, and New Latin philology in Bonn, complemented by mandatory history courses in Florence. Gain extensive knowledge and a nuanced understanding of the Renaissance period, exploring its profound impact on art, literature, and society.


In addition to the core curriculum, the Master of Arts Renaissance Studies program offers students the flexibility to tailor their academic journey to their interests. Choose from a diverse range of elective courses, including Protestant church history, English studies, legal history, and theater studies, among others. Experience a truly immersive learning environment by spending a semester at the partner university, culminating in a German-Italian double degree upon graduation.

Admission Requirements

  • University degree in a relevant discipline
  • German language proficiency (CEFR level B2)
  • Italian language proficiency (CEFR level B2)
  • Knowledge of Latin equivalent to a minimum of 12 ECTS credits
  • Specific modules in Renaissance Culture (Art History, Literature, History)
  • Renaissance Culture (Art History, Literature, History)
  • Elective Courses: Protestant Church History, English Studies, Legal History, Theater Studies, European Literatures
  • Semester Abroad: Partner University (Florence)
  • Final Thesis

For more information, please visit respective university web page link.

Future Career Outcomes

Our graduates have pursued diverse and rewarding career paths, leveraging their expertise in Renaissance Studies across various sectors. From research management to education and cultural diplomacy, our alumni have made significant contributions to academia, media, and cultural institutions worldwide. Through hands-on experience and interdisciplinary training, our program equips students with the skills and knowledge needed to excel in today’s dynamic job market.

Visa Requirements:

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