MA & PhD Applications Procedure

Eligible applicants will be asked to submit a writing sample as part of their application. Interviews will be held in person if possible or by Skype if the student is based abroad and cannot travel to the UK for interview. Students who attend in person will have the opportunity to have a short tour of the Library and to see other Institute resources. Candidates will normally be informed about the outcome of their interview within a week


The Warburg Institute
School of Advanced Study, University of London
Woburn Square
London WC1H 0AB
telephone (44) 020 7862 8949
fax (44) 020 7862 8955

Enquiries and Application Procedures

Enquiries should be made to the Institute Manager, via the contact information given above.

Applications must be submitted online. Information on how to apply can be found here.

There is no official closing date but candidates should submit their applications by the end of August.

Information on funding opportunities for MAand PhD applications can be found here: (for information on funding/grant deadlines click here) 

Students applying for the MA in Cultural and Intellectual History will need to translate two short passages into English with the help of a dictionary: one post-classical Latin text and one text from another Renaissance European language. If you are attending the interview in person you can chose whether to take the two language tests on the day or whether you wish to take the tests at a later date once you know the result of your interview. Students having their interview via Skype can take the language tests remotely by email at a date to be agreed with the candidate. In all these translations candidates are not expected to demonstrate more than a good foundation and an ability to improve. Language training is an integral part of the course.