I was attracted to the MA at York because of the excellent reputation of the university and staff as well as the location of the campus and its beautiful setting. The staff have been very helpful, welcoming and eager to impart their knowledge. I have made great friends in my programme and together we’ve had fantastic opportunities through classes to tour local sites, like York Minster and the Borthwick Institute for Archives on campus
Kirstie Jones, MA 2011-12
I had such a brilliant year in CREMS!
"The opportunity to spend a term within the music department was fantastic. In fact, the interdisciplinary perspective of CREMS was so inspiring that I decided to stay on and am now embarking upon a PhD at York, exploring Music and the English Catholic Community.
Emilie Murphy, CREMS MA 2008-9, PhD York 2009 -
What attracted me to the MA was the interdisciplinary nature of the programme. Modules are offered across a range of disciplines, allowing the opportunity to study the English Renaissance from a variety of angles, and to develop a range of scholarly skills. I have benefited from the cross-discipline seminars and lectures held by the Department. Coming into contact with staff members from various fields has meant the experts in each are approachable. Studying the Renaissance from a number of perspectives gives a truly comprehensive view of the period.
Anna Payne, MA in Renaissance & Early Modern Studies - Anna went on to study for a PhD at Bristol University
At CREMS I jumped at the chance to study in an environment where an interdisciplinary outlook would be encouraged. Although it was initially daunting stepping into an English or History of Art seminar, I have found this a welcome challenge that stretches me academically. It is surprising how much overlap there is between the disciplines, so you shouldn’t be afraid of a lack of knowledge when applying. Everyone brings a different and welcome perspective to discussion.”
Catherine Lea, MA in Renaissance & Early Modern Studies
I just thought I would email you with a quick update...
I have been offered an amazing job as Welcome Team Leader at Kensington Palace in London! So its all change, its all happened very quickly but I am really excited about it and it is an amazing opportunity.
Amy Pitts, CREMS MA 2008-9
My last week in York is dawning...
I have been thinking of all the things that have been going on this last year (all gone too quickly, of course). I have to thank you for all these really inspiring seminars and lectures within CREMS. I will miss all of it very much, you can't imagine how much.
Gitta Bertram studied the MA in Renaissance Literature 2008-9, taking the CREMS Core module as an option, and was a frequent participant at the CREMS research seminars
I have come back to Korea recently...
I'd like to give you a lot of thanks for I had a great year in York.
Soo Hyun Chung, CREMS MA 2008-9
I just wanted to thank you all for your help over the last couple of year...
I've enjoyed all the modules I took for the MA and I will miss the interesting seminars we had. It's been an interesting experience trying to get through this as a part-time student and I definately couldn't have got this far without your advice and support.
Tristan Bottom, CREMS MA part-time 2007-9