University of Warwick

University of Warwick

Global Shakespeare

Students 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. Students will 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 students to become a Shakespearean without borders.

Entry requirements

2.1 or 1st Class BA Honours in a relevant humanities subject. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require an IELTS score of 7.5.

Course modules

Queen Mary options may include: global interests in the Shakespearian world; public and private cultures in renaissance England; post-colonialism language and identity; early modern drama in performance. Warwick options may include: reviewing Shakespeare; Shakespeare in performance; world literature and world systems; translation studies in theory and practice; the legacies of Caliban in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Assessment methods

Modules are assessed via 4,000-word or 5,000-word essays. Students will also prepare a dissertation of 15,000 words following the completion of the taught modules.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 - 1 years
MA Part-time September 2016 - 2 years

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