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Medieval and Renaissance Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #251 (WUR) Williamsburg, VA, United States
The Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program at the College of William & Mary 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 at the College of William & Mary 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.

Key Features 

  • Undergraduates majoring and minoring in 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.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • In keeping with the academic goals of the College, Medieval and Renaissance Studies faculty encourage students to pursue research in seminars and lecture classes, and through independent study and honors theses.  
  • Students may pursue a variety of research topics through the departments that contribute to the Med-Ren program, such as Art History, Classical Studies, English, History, Modern Languages and Literatures, Music, Philosophy, and Religious Studies.  
  • It is important to note that the ability to read a foreign language and some advanced course work in the relevant discipline frequently are crucial to the success of a project. 

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 submitted application through The Common Application or The Coalition Application
  • The Secondary School Report form complete with a high school transcript and counselor letter of recommendation
  • The Midyear School Report form, should be submitted to the admission office with an updated transcript as soon as first semester grades are available.
  • $75 application fee payment, or a fee waiver request

Tuition Fee

  • International

    40089 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 40089 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    40089 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 40089 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    17434 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17434 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

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