Taught course

Global Shakespeare

University of Warwick · Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies

Entry requirements

Applicants are required to have a BA (Hons) in a relevant Humanities degree (first-class or upper second) or equivalent. Promising applicants who do not meet the formal academic criteria but who possess relevant credentials and who can demonstrate their ability to produce written work at masters level will also be considered. Applicants may be invited to interview or asked to submit examples of written and/or creative work. We welcome applications from mature and non-traditional students. For more information, please contact the QML Admissions Office.For more information contact: The Admissions office, Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 551, Email: admissions@qmul.ac.uk.

Months of entry


Course content

Global Shakespeare is a unique partnership between Queen Mary University of London and the University of Warwick that is shaping the future research agenda in Shakespeare studies across criticism, performance, history and media, from television to digital reproduction.

The Global Shakespeare MA presents a unique opportunity to gain a joint Master's qualification from two leading universities with access to the matchless performance and research facilities in the heart of London and in Shakespeare’s Stratford-upon-Avon. You will examine Shakespeare’s plays and poems as they have been read, performed, adapted, and translated linguistically and in performance practices, in different cultural contexts and forms of new media around the world.

Ideal for graduates wishing to enter careers in academia, cultural organisations, theatres, teaching, publishing, journalism, film and new media, this course offers the opportunity to be taught by scholars and practitioners from around the world, including journalists, directors, actors, and translators. As a Global Shakespeare Master’s student you will be at the centre of a unique initiative to engage with, critique, and develop ideas of globalisation, interdisciplinarity, and translation that form a new approach to the study of Shakespeare. The course will investigate theoretical, historical, performance, and pedagogical approaches to Shakespeare’s global afterlives and provide a rich mix of intellectual activity that will support you in your emergence as a Shakespearean without borders.
Students from outside of the UK are especially encouraged since we are eager to form a global community QML and Warwick.

Information for international students

You must provide evidence of your English language proficiency. For this course we expect an IELTS score of 7.5. If you do not meet language or scholarly requirements it might be possible for you to undertake foundation or pre-sessional programmes that will prepare you for the masters programme.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Dr Rebecca Fisher