Post Master Early Modern Studies

  • Objectives

If you already have a masters in Art, Literature, Language or other Humanities subject, if your professional or research project concerns the Renaissance, if you are looking for high-level academic courses in all fields of the Renaissance, from Petrarch to Descartes, the CESR (Centre d’Études Supérieures de la Renaissance), is currently offering a “Post-Master”: an interdisciplinary master’s degree, open to French and foreign students already possessing a masters who wish to specialise in Early Modern Studies.

  • List of courses or subjects covered by the syllabus
- Arts
- History
- European Literature and Theatre
- Architecture
- Philosophy
- History of Books
- Musicology
- Epistemology
- History of Science and Medecine
- Visual Studies
- Cultural Studies
- Cultural & Intangible Heritage
- Latin
- Paleography

  • How is the Post-Master organised ?

Following approval by the admissions committee, students follow between twelve and twenty-five high-level courses and seminars covering all fields of the Renaissance.
The academic year is divided into two semesters. The fall semester starts at the beginning of September and ends at the end of December; the spring semester starts in mid-January and finishes in mid-May. On successful completion of the year, students receive a Masters 2 diploma, speciality “Renaissance: Genèse de l’Europe Moderne”, from François-Rabelais University of Tours.
Each student will be personally supervised throughout the year by a researcher or teacher-researcher. These supervisors help students select the courses they will follow each semester and choose the three per semester in which they will be examined (each set of three exams represents 18 ECTS; the other courses and seminars are validated by attendance).The supervisors are also responsible for evaluating two 10-15 page essays (one per semester), in which students analyse and assess what they have learnt and how it applies to their personal research project (each essay counts for 12 ECTS).
Throughout the Post-Master year, enrolled students have access to all the scientific events held at the CESR: colloquia, study days, research seminars, CNRS thematic schools, conferences by invited professors. These scientific events form an integral part of the centre's teaching programme.