2:1 degree in a relevant subject
Months of entry
This programme, delivered by the Shakespeare Institute, offers an unrivalled opportunity for the study of Shakespeare at postgraduate level. It develops a critical but appreciative understanding of Shakespeare’s contribution to literary and theatrical history, and the place his works occupy in today’s cultural landscape. The programme has gained a strong reputation both in Britain and abroad. It has proved invaluable for students heading towards a variety of careers, and it provides a solid foundation for research at a higher level.
The dynamism of Shakespeare studies owes much to the sheer diversity of critical, theatrical, and historical approaches. It offers sustained study in a variety of fields, drawing on the special interests of a dedicated team of Shakespeare scholars.
You will study five core modules:
- Plays and Poems of Shakespeare A
- Plays and Poems of Shakespeare B
- Textual Studies in Shakespeare
- Research Skills in Shakespeare
- History of Shakespeare in Performance OR Shakespeare’s Legacy
You will also choose one optional module from a range of Shakespeare Institute modules
Each module is assessed by a 4,000-word essay and you will also submit a 15,000-word dissertation at the end of the programme. The dissertation will focus on a relevant topic of your choice, agreed with your supervisor earlier in the year.
You will also attend Thursday Seminars held once a week during term-time at the Shakespeare Institute which feature papers presented by a range of established visiting scholars as well as Institute and University of Birmingham staff.
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If you can’t make it to one of our on-campus open days, our virtual open days run regularly throughout the year.
Fees and funding
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Qualification and course duration
Further details of qualification
The course provides a unique opportunity for 1 year (or part-time equivalent) of postgraduate study of Shakespeare in Stratford-upon-Avon.
Course contact details
- Postgraduate enquiry service
- 0121 414 5005