Research course

Shakespeare Studies

University of Birmingham · The Shakespeare Institute
PhDMA by researchMLitt by research

Entry requirements

For PhD, a Master's degree in a relevant subject is required. For MA by Research or MLitt, a British MA in a relevant subject is required (or a recognised overseas equivalent).

Months of entry


Course content

The Shakespeare Institute offers promising candidates the opportunity to carry out their research in Stratford-Upon-Avon, as members of a closely-knit research community.

Situated within walking distance of Shakespeare’s birthplace, school and grave, and the theatres of the Royal Shakespeare Company, with access to extraordinarily rich libraries and archives, The Shakespeare Institute offers postgraduate students and scholars an academic experience unrivalled by any other university.

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
36-72 months
part time
72 months
full time
36 months

MA by research

distance learning
12-24 months
part time
24 months
full time
12 months

MLitt by research

distance learning
24-48 months
full time
24 months
part time
48 months

Course contact details

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