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Medieval and Renaissance Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #651 (QS) Williamsburg, VA, United States
The Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program encourages the interdisciplinary study of Europe between 300 CE and 1700 CE.  Capturing the values, practices, and contexts of subjects in these centuries is challenging, not least because of their distance from us. 
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Overview

Medieval and Renaissance Studies thus advocates the serious investigation of history, languages, religion, and culture in an effort to narrow what Francesco Petrarca (d. 1374) called “the gap of time.”  The aim is to amplify our comprehension of the women and men who lived in these pivotal epochs.

Undergraduates majoring Med-Ren have the opportunity to construct their curriculum from an array of academic disciplines:  Art History, Classical Studies, English, History, Modern Languages and Literatures, Music, Philosophy, and Religious Studies. Our majors and minors balance breadth with depth by having a number of their academic credits come from more advanced courses.

The Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program seeks intellectual curiosity and rewards intellectual diligence.  In Med-Ren, students increase their knowledge of medieval and early modern Europe by studying relevant literatures, languages, history, and cultural subjects.  Research opportunities for undergraduates may be found in course papers, independent study projects, honors theses, and even study abroad, and students may present their findings at the annual Medieval and Renaissance Studies Symposium on Undergraduate Research, which occurs in late March.  Many of our Med-Ren enthusiasts double-major in one of the fields that contributes to the program.  Many Med-Ren majors and minors also go on to M.A. and Ph.D. work in one of the relevant disciplines.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • The Crusades
  • The European Renaissance
  • Medieval Art and Architecture
  • Medieval Figure Arts

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    100

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • A completed Common Application or Coalition Application. 
  • $75 application fee: The $75 (USD) application fee 
  • Secondary School Report Form including official records of your courses and grades from all secondary schools and universities you have attended.
  • Results of the appropriate tests a) SAT I or ACT; and b) TOEFL or IELTS. Please request that the results be sent directly to William & Mary by the testing organization. Only the official results will be used in evaluating your application.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    33354 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 33354 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    15760 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15760 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Williamsburg

  • 1306 - 2140 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

As a public university, William & Mary works hard to keep the cost of our exceptional education affordable, and we commit our resources to need-based aid.

If you have what it takes to be a William & Mary student, the Financial Aid Office will use all available aid sources to help meet as much of your need as possible. Through a combination of financial aid options - including grants, loans, and Federal Work-Study - we will make every effort to keep your loan debt as low as possible. 

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