Studying at the Warburg Institute

We offer postgraduate study in ideas, images, and society: medieval to modern. As a student of the Warburg Institute, you will have access to some of the best resources for the academic study of the humanities in London.

MA Programmes

Our taught MA programmes provide unparalleled staff contact hours with internationally renowned academics. They give students a deep and systematic understanding of their chosen field of study whilst training them in the advanced skills – including languages and palaeography - required to undertake primary-sourced based research.

Postgraduate Certificates

Our postgraduate certificates give students the opportunity to pursue a personal or professional interest in their chosen subject whilst gaining a postgraduate qualification. It is ideal for students who want to study at a postgraduate level but who do not want to commit to a full MA.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Programme

The Warburg Institute fosters an interdisciplinary approach spanning cultural, intellectual and visual history. Join us to conduct your PhD research in a world-renowned library and immerse yourself in a uniquely international research community.


The Warburg Institute offers a range of scholarships for MA and PhD students and an excellent record in securing external funding for applicants.