Centre for Medieval and Renaissaince Studies
Fall/Spring Semester Program
Oxford, an internationally respected intellectual center, combines traditional ceremony and the beauty of ancient buildings with the amenities of a lively, modern, industrial city. This cultural hub offers libraries, museums, art galleries, concert halls, theaters and cinemas, as well as parks and gardens, rivers, sports grounds, swimming pools and an ice rink. Just outside of the city center lies the picturesque countryside, easily reached by bus or bicycle. There are fast, frequent road and rail services to London, Heathrow, Gatwick, the Midlands, and the West Country. Stratford-upon-Avon is also within easy reach.
The Centre for Medieval & Renaissance Studies was founded in 1975 as a permanent, private institute in Oxford
for the interdisciplinary study of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Students can receive either specialized training in Medieval and Renaissance Studies, or a more general training in the Liberal Arts. The curriculum includes a short-term course, one seminar course, and two tutorial courses. The Centre offers two regular 14-week semesters between September and April.
CMRS follows a rolling admissions policy, accepting suitably qualified candidates as they apply until all available places are filled. Visit the CMRS Web site
CMRS Oxford Pre-Approved Course Equivalencies NOTE: Core curriculum designations on this list pertain to OLD core only.
Courses offered at CMRS Within this link, you can browse courses, or search by semester and course type (research, seminar, tutorials). You must take one research course, one seminar course and two tutorial courses.
Class sizes at CMRS are very small, and students will be enrolled in courses with international students, not local students.
Please note: Many universities in the UK do not release their semester 1 (fall semester) course offerings until July. Courses offered in the fall may be released sooner, but are typically not listed on the website until closer to the departure date. Students should take this into account when working with their academic advisor and study abroad advisor in regards to having a flexible course schedule.
Middlebury-CMRS offers accommodations in St. Michael’s Hall, a centrally located facility with classrooms, a 40-bed dormitory, a large kitchen, and various social spaces. A local grocery store, pubs, and other shops, as well as Keble College resources, are all within walking distance. Students pay Middlebury College directly for housing fees at CMRS. The average cost of housing is $3,500 per semester, which does not include meals.
Tuition will be billed to the USD student account. Housing will be billed directly to the student by Middlebury College on behalf of CMRS. For a detailed description of program costs please see the Program Cost in the box at the top of this webpage.
Students who hold a US passort and are studying at CMRS for one semester DO NOT need to apply for a visa. Students who hold a passport from a country other than the US should follow the visa application instructions provided by CMRS.
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