Taught course

Shakespeare and Renaissance Literary Culture

Institution
University of St Andrews · School of English
Qualifications
MLittPGDip

Entry requirements

A good honours degree (UK 2.1) or equivalent.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The MLitt in Shakespeare and Renaissance Literary Culture offers students the opportunity to study of one of the most exciting and formative periods in European history, centred on the key writer in the English literary tradition: William Shakespeare.

Course highlights

  • Develop your skills as a researcher within a specific area of study by taking special topic modules in manuscript, print, speech and the editing of Renaissance texts.
  • Become part of a welcoming and lively academic community. St Andrews is a consortium member of the Folger Shakespeare Library Institute in Washington DC and also hosts a number of research groups relevant to the English Renaissance.
  • Explore the key developments in modern and contemporary literary studies in dialogue with leading scholars in the fields of Shakespeare studies, Shakespearean book history, Renaissance popular literature and seventeenth-century literary culture.

Teaching format

The MLitt in Shakespeare and Renaissance Literary Culture is an intensive one-year taught programme offering an all-round introduction to the literature of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, with particular focus on the work of William Shakespeare.

Taught modules are comprised of weekly seminars and cover both elite and popular writing, the influence of other continental vernaculars, and the importance of print and manuscript media. Class sizes typically range from three to ten students.

Modules are assessed through coursework essays. The School of English prides itself on its support of student work through detailed feedback and commentary.

During the course of the year, but with particular focus during the last four months, students will research and write a 15,000-word dissertation on a topic of their choosing.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language, evidence of English proficiency will be required e.g. IELTs 8.0 or equivalent.

Fees and funding

UK students
£7500
International students
£17090

http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/study/pg/fees-and-funding/

Qualification and course duration

MLitt

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

PGDip

part time
21 months
full time
9 months

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment67
Dissertation33 (15000 words)

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Secretary
Email
pgeng@st-andrews.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 1334 462668