Cultures and Heritage of the Renaissance (CPR)

This master’s degree programme provides fundamental knowledge of cultures and different forms of Renaissance heritage in line with the international approach and scientific programmes that characterise the Centre for higher studies of the Renaissance (CESR).

Thanks to a long tradition and experience of teaching in and through research, this high profile academic curriculum combines all humanities disciplines in history, history of art, history of science and technology, literature, ancient and modern languages, musicology and philosophy. A joint curriculum in Health and Humanities is also offered to students and integrated in the training.

The curriculum prepares students for careers in research, culture, cultural heritage primarily linked to the Renaissance, publishing and in libraries, with a strong focus on digital humanities and digital publishing. It paves the way towards new types of professional training and new fields of research at Post-Masters and Doctorate level.

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Master 1

First semester

  1. Common HCP and HN degrees core courses: General introduction to the curriculum: Research, Heritage and Digital Media (16 hours)
  2. Common HCP degree core courses: Research methodology and digital tools (42 hours)
  3. Capacity-building module (24 hours)
  4. Module 1: Introduction to the Renaissance (60 hours)
  5. Module 2: Knowledge and society in the Renaissance (60 hours)
  6. Research paper

Second semester

  1. Common HCP degree core courses: Research methodology and digital tools (46 hours)
  2. Capacity-building module (24 hours)
  3. Module 3: The Renaissance of arts (60 hours)
  4. Module 4: The Renaissance of literature and ideas (60 hours)
  5. Internship and/or dissertation
  6. Professional training module (10 hours)

Master 2

First semester

  1. 1. Common HCP degree core courses: Research methodology and digital tools (42 hours)
  2. 2. Capacity-building module (24 hours)
  3. 3. Module 5: Knowledge: theories, practices, dissemination (72 hours)
  4. 4. Module 6: Religious and political diversity (72 hours)
  5. 5. Module 7: Performing arts and visual culture (72 hours)
  6. 6. Transcript of records

Second semester

  1. 1. Module 8: Training workshops in and through research/Internship and presentation of student work
  2. 2. Transcript of records
  3. 3. Professional training module (10 hours)

Recommended Bachelors

Bachelor in Humanities, Social Sciences and Digital Sciences


Composition of the application file

Official transcript of bachelor, and master 1 for the entry in master 2, CV (without photo), Letter of motivation (with precision on the research project and professional, specific motivation for the envisaged training, quality of the expression)

Recruitment Criteria

Analysis of the application file and possible interview


Registration Period :

From April 23 to May 25, 2018


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Program supervisor : Pascal Brioist
master.cpr@univ-tours.fr