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?

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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You will be met with support, ideas and insights from both your teachers and fellow students, and constantly challenged to see things in another light.

Key facts

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Study duration: 
2 years
Tuition fees: 
Dutch and other EU/EEA students (statutory fee, full-time) 2024-2025: € 2,530

Non-EU/EEA students (institutional fee) 2024-2025: € 20,043

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Accredited by the NVAO
Graduate school: 
School of Humanities