Taught course

Global Shakespeare

University of Warwick · Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies

Entry requirements

2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a relevant humanities subject

Months of entry


Course content

You will form a critical perspective on Shakespeare as a global cultural phenomenon – from Elizabethan England through his transformations and translations to the 21st century – as a catalyst and as a site of resistance to globalisation. You’ll also consider Shakespeare in online media and in films by internationally-acclaimed directors. The course investigates theoretical, historical, performance, and pedagogical approaches to Shakespeare’s global afterlives and provides a rich mix of intellectual activity that will support you to become a Shakespearean without borders.

Your first term will be spent at London’s Queen Mary University accessing a variety of theatrical performances at venues such as Shakespeare’s Globe, Donmar Warehouse, and the National Theatre, as well as visiting the many museums, libraries, and archives of the capital. In this term you will study the first core module, Global Shakespeare: History and Theory and Performance which introduces you to historical, methodological, and material dimensions of studying Shakespeare in a global context by, first, a generic study and close reading of Shakespeare and his writing in a historical context, and, secondly, an examination of the afterlife of his plays as they have been read, performed, adapted, and translated both linguistically and through various media in a global context.

Information for international students

For guidance on English language requirements, please visit this page: www2.warwick.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/apply/language

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

There are several funding opportunities available for students applying for this course. These include external awards, wider University awards and departmental scholarships. Details can be found here:


Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
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