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Literary Studies - Pathway in Shakespeare Early and Modern, M.A.

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  • 12 months
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This Literary Studies - Pathway in Shakespeare Early and Modern programme, offered by Goldsmiths, University of London, is ideal if you’re keen to study Shakespeare at an advanced level. Centred on Shakespeare and early modern literature and culture, you’ll also explore the reception and performance of Shakespeare in later times.

About

Why study this Literary Studies - Pathway in Shakespeare Early and Modern programme, offered by Goldsmiths, University of London?

  • You’ll deepen your understanding of Elizabethan literature, looking at the historical and cultural contexts behind its production, how it evolved and how it’s received by modern day readers.
  • You’ll read a wide range of texts, from different media, periods, and cultural, geographical and linguistic backgrounds.
  • Being based in London, you’ll be able to make the most of the city’s thriving literary and performance scenes. We’re only a short train ride away from the Globe theatre, where you’ll be able to see Shakespeare plays performed first-hand.
  • Our optional ‘Text in Performance’ module gives you the chance to work directly with one of England’s most respected theatre directors, Bill Alexander (Honorary Associate of the Royal Shakespeare Company). In this module, you’ll explore how a play is read and analysed in the rehearsal room and how its language and imagery shapes character and performance choices.

Skills

You'll develop transferable skills, including:
  • enhanced communication and discussion skills in written and oral contexts
  • the ability to analyse and evaluate different textual materials
  • the ability to organise information; the ability to assimilate and evaluate competing arguments

Careers

Graduates of this programme have gone on to pursue careers in:
  • publishing
  • journalism
  • public relations
  • teaching
  • advertising
  • the civil service
  • business
  • industry
  • the media

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Shakespeare and the Early Modern
  • Studies in Comparative Literature & Criticism
  • Theories of Literature & Culture
  • Modern Literary Movements

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
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  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
      Weekday
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • You should have (or expect to be awarded) an undergraduate degree of at least upper second class standard in a relevant/related subject. 
  • You might also be considered for some programmes if you aren’t a graduate or your degree is in an unrelated field, but have relevant experience and can show that you have the ability to work at postgraduate level.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14330 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14330 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6990 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6990 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • Home/EU - part-time: £3495

Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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