Taught course

Performing Shakespeare

Bath Spa University · School of Music and the Performing Arts

Entry requirements

You’ll need a good first degree (2:1 or above) in an area relating to performance. We also accept individuals with relevant professional experience. For more information please contact our admissions team or telephone 01225 876180.

Months of entry


Course content

  • Unique flexible delivery – study full-time, part-time.
  • Taught by highly regarded specialists.
  • Excellent industry links.

If you’re interested in the performance of Shakespeare and want to study the original and contemporary practices, then this MA is for you. You’ll take part in actor training and research seminars, leading to presentations and performances using our indoor and outdoor theatres on campus and in Bath city centre.

You’ll develop production and networking skills, building a theatre company and a professional profile. We’ll give you opportunities to take your work to external venues as part of your studies. With opportunities to work with BA Acting and Drama students, you’ll get the experience as an actor to lead workshops and as a researcher who can work in productions. We place emphasis on practice- based work. You’ll take part in workshops on voice, text, movement and directing in our state-of-the-art studios.


Our graduates have become producers; actors; teachers; and PhD students. Other students have set up their own theatre companies.

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

UK students
International students

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Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

01225 876180