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RS902-0 Methodology Class

Centre for the Study of the Renaissance
Taught Postgraduate Level
Module leader
Caroline Petit
Credit value
100% coursework
Study location
University of Warwick main campus, Coventry
Introductory description

A series of skills sessions run alongside the core module. These classes emphasise the development of research, bibliographical, writing, and palaeographical skills. These sessions are mandatory for students on the MA in the Culture of the European Renaissance and prepare students for the dissertation.

Module aims

To develop students' academic skills ahead of writing the core module essay and the dissertation;
To prepare students to read effectively and critically.

Outline syllabus

This is an indicative module outline only to give an indication of the sort of topics that may be covered. Actual sessions held may differ.

-Introduction to the Library
-Using the Library
-Academic Writing I-IV (sessions on finding a topic, developing a proposal, using appropriate referencing, etc.)
-Effective Reading
-The Critical Review

Learning outcomes

By the end of the module, students should be able to:

  • Use knowledge and skills developed as a basis for individual research.

Refers to a wide range of methodologies and approaches in use in Renaissance Studies.

Subject specific skills

These classes will enhance students' understanding of the practice of scholarship in Renaissance Studies, with reference for instance to how to use Library resources (both electronic and in print) and how to incorporate them into one's research.

Transferable skills

Effective reading of texts
Effective written communication

Private study description

No private study requirements defined for this module.


No further costs have been identified for this module.

Students can register for this module without taking any assessment.

Assessment group A1
Study time
Methodology Class


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This module is Core for:

  • Year 1 of TRSA-V1PF Postgraduate Taught Culture of the European Renaissance

This module is Core optional for:

  • Year 1 of TRSA-V1PF Postgraduate Taught Culture of the European Renaissance