University of Kent: Rome School of Classical and Renaissance Studies

University of Kent
Rome School of Classical and Renaissance Studies

Taught in Rome: advanced degrees in Art and Classical History that capitalise on the city's heritage and culture

Kent’s Rome School of Classical and Renaissance Studies is a specialist postgraduate centre. Studying our advanced humanities degrees in ancient history, art history and Roman history and archaeology, you split your time between Canterbury and Rome studying modules that capitalise on both cities’ heritage and culture.

Rome’s Academic Director, Prof Tom Henry is a leading expert on Raphael and students joining the School in September 2019 will have the opportunity to be participate in a range of commemorative exhibitions and events around the 500th anniversary of Raphael’s death.

The School offers innovative, interdisciplinary programmes, combining taught modules and a dissertation, these allow you to obtain an MA in one year. Alongside your study modules, you can choose to study Italian or Latin.

MA Programmes

  • Ancient History
  • History of Art
  • Roman History and Archaeology

Rich in history and steeped in traditions, inspiring and stimulating, Rome is an extraordinary place to live and study. Rome's dramatic past is all around you; you can explore its history, discuss its magnificent artworks and take advantage of its many academic resources. Gaining knowledge of its past gives you a new perspective on its present.

You study at the American University of Rome. Its beautiful campus on the Janiculum Hill offers superb views of the historic city below. Just a short walk from campus are some of the best libraries in Rome, the city’s oldest church (Basilica di Santa Maria in Trastevere), parks and cafés.  We also take you on trips further afield, at no additional cost to you. In recent years, we have visited Ostia and Hadrian's Villa at Tivoli, Perugia, Orvieto and Florence.

Earn a degree from a renowned British university while studying for a term in Rome, enjoying the unique opportunity of exploring its riches first-hand, guided by specialist academic staff and in the company of a group of students who share your passion for history and art. To ensure you get the most out of your time in Rome, we offer free Italian language lessons in the autumn and spring terms.

There is a Rome scholarship fund of £20,000 as well as other nationality and subject-specific funding that may be available. In addition, split-site students may be eligible to access the UK Master’s loans of up to £10,906.

For more information about the study options, funding, accommodation are more please see the Rome website or contact us as below. 



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