Taught course

Shakespeare and Theatre

Institution
University of Birmingham · The Shakespeare Institute
Qualifications
MADiploma

Entry requirements

Our usual entry requirement for this programme is a 2:1 Honours degree, or equivalent, in English or a related subject.

However, if you do not meet the academic entry requirements, we would still encourage you to apply and we will consider you for our Affiliate entry route.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Do you want to immerse yourself in the works of Shakespeare? Are you interested in understanding how Shakespeare’s plays work in performance?

This innovative Shakespeare Institute programme allows you to study the performance history but also the way in which Shakespeare’s plays have been performed through history, up to the modern moment. It encourages a historical approach to interpretation and styles of presentation and it promotes the value of close reading as the basis for evaluating the plays on the page, stage, and screen. You will have the opportunity to look at different productions and adaptations of Shakespeare’s plays in their historical, political, and cultural contexts and to think about the performance choices actors and directors make when approaching Shakespeare’s texts. You can also study how the textual history of Shakespeare’s plays influences performance today.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24-36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
  • Diploma
    part time
    16 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    8 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
The Shakespeare Institute
Email
shakespeare@bham.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)121 414 9500