The international and interdisciplinary master’s program Renaissance Studies / Studi rinascimentali at the Universities of Bonn and Florence provides extensive knowledge of the culture of the 15th and 16th centuries in the fields of Italian Studies, Art History and Neo-Latin Philology, which are compulsory in Bonn. In Florence, the compulsory subject is expanded to include history.

In addition to these central course contents, the course provides for a profile formation designed according to individual interests, whereby you can choose from events in Protestant church history, English studies, legal history, theater studies and other European literatures. The students usually complete the second or third semester at the partner university. The thesis is written in the last semester at the home university. The course ends with a German-Italian double degree.

Entry Requirement

  • Examination regulations (legally binding information)
  • University degree (domestic or foreign) in a relevant subject
  • German language skills (language level GeR B2)
  • Knowledge of Italian (language level GeR B2)
  • Knowledge of Latin (12 ECTS)
  • Specific modules (36 ECTS in total): Renaissance culture (art history, literature, history)

Career Prospects

Science management, education (e.g. adult education at universities), books (publishing / library / translation / editing), culture (cultural institutions, cultural management, embassies, Goethe-Instituts, cultural institutions, regional cultural work, exhibitions, etc.), media / journalism (Press, radio, television, online media, editing, public relations), administration (international relations, e.g. diplomatic service, institutions of the European Union, international organizations), science (teaching / research at universities, research institutions, etc.)

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