Taught course

Shakespeare and Renaissance Literary Culture (MLitt)

Institution
University of St Andrews · School of English
Qualifications
MLittPGDipMPhil

Entry requirements

A good 2.1 Honours undergraduate degree in a subject-related area.

Months of entry

September

Course content

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 16th and 17th centuries, with particular focus on the work of William Shakespeare.

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 17th-century literary culture.

Teaching format

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.

Modules

The modules in this programme have varying methods of delivery and assessment. For more details of each module, including weekly contact hours, teaching methods and assessment, please see the latest module catalogue which is for the 2017–2018 academic year; some elements may be subject to change for 2018 entry.

Fees and funding

UK students
£8,500
International students
EU: £8,500  Overseas: £17,600

Qualification and course duration

MLitt

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

PGDip

part time
21 months
full time
9 months

MPhil

part time
48 months
full time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Secretary
Email
pgeng@st-andrews.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 1334 46 2668