Centre for Reformation and Early Modern Studies


The Centre for Reformation and Early Modern Studies (CREMS) is a centre of excellence at the University of Birmingham for interdisciplinary research into the history of the Reformation and early modern Britain and Europe.

Funding has been made available by the College of Arts and Law to support Masters study in early modern history.  Scholarships are available and cover full-time MA and MRes tuition fees at UK/EU rates.  In order to apply for a scholarship, you must first have completed an application to study.  The deadline for scholarship applications for September 2014 entry is 4pm, Friday 25 April 2014.  Visit the College of Arts and Law Graduate School for more information.

The Centre also supports a thriving postgraduate community, offering an MA in Renaissance, Reformation and Early Modern Studies and an MRes in Early Modern History as well as the PhD degree. In collaboration with the Shakespeare Institute in Stratford-upon-Avon, CREMS teaches an MA in Shakespeare, Stratford-upon-Avon and the Cultural History of Renaissance England.  Birmingham students applying for taught CREMS programmes qualify for the College of Arts and Law alumni bursary.

We also operate a mailing list and have our own Twitter account, @CREMS_bham, to share information about conferences, workshops, seminars and other events related to the study of early modern history and culture.  To be added to the mailing list please email Jonathan Willis, or just start following us on Twitter.

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