Do you want to discover the history and culture of the great pre-modern civilisations? Our research Master’s programme in Ancient, Medieval and Renaissance Studies focuses on the interdisciplinary study of material, social, and intellectual developments in Europe from Antiquity through the Middle Ages to the Renaissance.


Within this long period, you can focus on your academic interests by choosing one of the following tracks:

  • Ancient Studies
  • Medieval Studies
  • Early Medieval Insular Languages and Cultures
  • Renaissance Studies
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Flexible course offerings

The flexibility of our Master in Ancient, Medieval, and Renaissance Studies sets it apart from other Master’s programmes in the field. If Utrecht University does not offer the course you require, you can take a similar course at a different institution. With your tutor, you determine which courses are best-suited to the research you wish to undertake at the end of the two-year programme. 

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Am I eligible?

Ancient, Medieval and Renaissance Studies is a selective Master’s programme. Do you want to know if you are eligible for this Master?

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Why this programme in Utrecht?

International community

The programme attracts students from the Netherlands and abroad. International students find an internationally unique interdisciplinary approach to the study of pre-modern civilisations. They quickly feel welcome in the community of teachers and students and fully participate in the programme’s scholarly life.

Close-knit community

Because the number of students in each track is limited, our students form close-knit communities. You will also mingle with lecturers and researchers during regular lectures and seminars. The Utrecht Centre for Medieval Studies is particularly active. In addition, national research schools invite students to events of interest in their chosen field of studies.

Teaching staff

The programme is enhanced with research conducted by lecturers who are internationally renowned in their fields of expertise. You are encouraged to work alongside these lecturers on research projects.

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After graduation

This research Master’s programme will provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to gain admission to PhD programmes in your chosen specialisation. Our programme also prepares you for careers outside academia in management, politics, or the arts. 

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The programme really prepares you for a career in academia. You are trained to think critically, explore new ideas yourself and to reflect on academic relevance.

Key facts

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2 years
Tuition fees: 
Dutch and other EU/EEA students (statutory fee, full-time) 2023-2024: € 2,314

Non-EU/EEA students (institutional fee) 2023-2024: € 18,332

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