The Shakespeare Studies programme offered by the University of Birmingham 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.
It provides you with a rigorous and wide-ranging knowledge of approaches to the study of Shakespeare, with emphasis on criticism, textual studies, the plays in performance, and the history of Shakespeare's reception. It has proved invaluable for students heading towards a variety of careers, and it provides a solid foundation for research at a higher level.
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- Plays and Poems of Shakespeare
- Textual Studies in Shakespeare
- Research Skills in Shakespeare
- History of Shakespeare in Performance
- Shakespeare and Early Modern Playhouse Culture
- Shakespeare and Theatre Practice
- Shakespeare's Legacy
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , EEA/EU
DisciplinesArea & Cultural Studies Literature Theatre & Dance View 320 other Masters in Literature in United Kingdom
- In addition to the usual supporting documents, when you apply for this course we ask you to submit an example of your written work; this will preferably be an essay on Shakespeare, of about 2,000 words.
- Not everyone has written at any length on Shakespeare at the time they apply, and we are therefore prepared to assess an applicant's work on another literary topic if necessary. Ideally this would be based on a comparable subject (e.g. on drama, or on another author of Shakespeare's time), but of course you will also want to choose something that gives a fair representation of your work.
International19170 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 19170 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA9250 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
- EU/EEA part-time fee - £4,625 per year
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