Taught course

Shakespeare

Institution
Royal Holloway, University of London · Department of English
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

UK Upper Second Class Honours degree (2:1) or equivalent, although candidates with a high Lower Second Class Honours degree (2:2) may also be considered. Candidates with professional qualifications and work experience in an associated area may be considered.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The principal aim of this course is to study the full range of Shakespeare’s dramatic and poetic works more closely and comprehensively than is possible at undergraduate level, while also allowing you to focus in depth on a single major play.

A distinctive feature of the course is its close engagement with the works themselves and with what they say now about our world as well as what they reveal about Shakespeare’s.The critical, historical and theoretical issues raised by his plays and poetry are allowed to emerge out of your direct encounter with them, rather than being prescribed in advance as avenues of approach.

The MA is designed to provide you with both breadth of coverage and depth of focus, and the course is ideal whether you wish to pursue research at PhD level or simply wish to develop your knowledge of Shakespeare and your critical skills.

Information for international students

English Language requirements: IELTS 7 with 7 in writing, TOEFL (iBT) 100 with 26 in writing, or equivalent, for non-native English speaking applicants.

Fees and funding

UK students
£5,200 (2014 entry)
International students
£12,900 (2014 entry)

See https://www.royalholloway.ac.uk/studyhere/postgraduate/feesandfunding/home.aspx

Qualification and course duration

MA

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Professor Kiernan Ryan
Email
k.j.p.ryan@royalholloway.ac.uk