Study at the Warburg: Virtual Open Day Spring 2020

Monday 18 May 2020 | 11am - 5pm

On Monday 18 May 2020, join us online to learn about the programmes we offer, meet our staff and current students, discover the Institute’s collections 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 run MRes and PG Certs 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.

Watch the recorded sessions from the day

Find out more about the postgraduate programmes we offer


laughing students at foundation week      







Why study with us?

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.
Investing in your future

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 alumna have gone on to do on our blog. 

Funding opportunities

We have a range of full fee bursaries available to both home/EU and international MA students and an excellent record in securing external funding for our MA and PhD applicants.

The Warburg is a place with an extraordinary environment, one filled with complex conversation, inter-disciplinary discovery, and constant engagement.
Terra Smith, MA student 2018-19