Queen Mary University of London

Queen Mary University of London

Global Shakespeare

This programme allows students to form a critical perspective on Shakespeare as a global cultural phenomenon from Elizabethan England to the 21st century. Students examine the afterlife of his plays as they have been read, performed, adapted and translated not only linguistically but in performance practices, cultural contexts and various forms of new media across the world. The programme combines theoretical, historical, performance and pedagogical approaches, with a strong digital and new-media component. Students are involved in developing cutting-edge methodologies for understanding Shakespeare as a product and catalyst of globalisation.

Entry requirements

Applicants are required to have a BA (Hons) in a relevant humanities degree (1st class or upper 2nd) or equivalent. Promising applicants who do not meet the formal academic criteria but who possess relevant credentials and 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. International applicants: Students from outside of the UK are especially encouraged since we are eager to form a global community at QML and Warwick. If your first language is not English, you must provide evidence of your English language proficiency. For this course we expect an IELTS score of 7.5.

Course modules

Modules include: Global shakespeare (history, theory and performance). Optional modules: global interests in the shakespearian world; public and private cultures in renaissance England; post-colonialism language and identity; cultural geography and practice.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on a 15,000-word dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 7,400 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 16,660 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Part-time £ 3,700 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MA Part-time £ 8,350 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Mile End Tower Hamlets E1 4NS South East

Key information

Executive Officer
Telephone number: 
020 7882 6670