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Join us on Thursday 14 March 2024 to discover more about our postgraduate programmes, tour our collections, meet our programme convenors, and find out what it’s like to study at the Warburg Institute. 



The Warburg Institute is one of the world’s leading centres for studying the interaction of ideas, images and society. It is dedicated to the survival and transmission of culture across time and space, with special emphasis on the afterlife of antiquity.

We run MA programmes in Art History, Curatorship and Renaissance Culture and in Cultural, Intellectual and Visual History, and encourage MPhil and PhD applicants in the many areas of research the Institute supports. We also offer PG Certificates in Cultural, Intellectual and Visual History and Art History and Renaissance Culture. The resources of the Warburg are especially geared to students interested in interdisciplinary study.

Students at the Warburg Institute have access to the best resources for academic study in London:

  • Access to the Institute's collections and open-stack Library, which is classified as one of the ‘20 Libraries that changed the world’, and unparalleled staff contact hours.
  • Training in languages that are essential for research in our fields of study.
  • Extensive opportunities for networking with an international community of scholars including academic staff, fellows, library readers and research project researchers, which significantly enriches the learning experience and can provide ideal connections for the future careers.
  • Access to a wealth of additional academic and cultural resources within the School of Advanced Study and the Knowledge Quarter hub of Bloomsbury.

Many Warburg MA alumni have gone on to pursue PhD study at the Institute or other Universities across the globe including the Universities of Cambridge, Copenhagen, Notre Dame (US), Padua, UCL, Birkbeck, La Sapienza (Rome), Warwick, York and Yeshiva (New York).

MA and PhD graduates have also gone into positions at cultural institutions such as Sothebys, the Government Art Collection, Arts Council England, the National Gallery, the V&A, and the Southbank Centre.

Discover what some Warburg alumni have gone on to do in our Life after the Warburg interviews.