Royal Holloway, University of London

Royal Holloway, University of London

Shakespeare

The principal aim of this course is to study the full range of Shakespeare's dramatic and poetic works more closely and comprehensively than is possible at undergraduate level, while also allowing you to focus in depth on a single major play. A feature of this course is its close engagement with the works themselves and with what they say now about our world as well as what they reveal about Shakespeare's. The critical, historical and theoretical issues raised by his plays and poetry are allowed to emerge out of the student's direct encounter with them, rather than being prescribed in advance as avenues of approach. The MA is designed to provide you with both breadth of coverage and depth of focus, and the course is ideal whether you wish to pursue research at PhD level or simply wish to develop your knowledge of Shakespeare and your critical skills.

Entry requirements

UK Upper Second Class Honours degree (2:1) or equivalent, although candidates with a high Lower Second Class Honours degree (2:2) may also be considered.
Candidates with professional qualifications and work experience in an associated area may be considered.
IELTS 7 with 7 in writing for non-native English speaking applicants.

Course modules

The Works: Plays and Poetry; Dissertation; King Lear and The Tempest: Critical Debate and Creative Response; Methods and Materials of Research.

Assessment methods

Assessment is carried out by essays and a dissertation.

Sponsorship information

University, college and departmental awards; AHRB awards for UK/EU students.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2017 - 1 years
MA Part-time September 2017 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Royal Holloway Egham TW20 0EX South East

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