Shakespeare Studies MA

This programme, 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. The programme has gained a strong reputation both in Britain and abroad. It has proved invaluable for students heading towards a variety of careers, and it provides a solid foundation for research at a higher level. The dynamism of Shakespeare studies owes much to the sheer diversity of critical, theatrical, and historical approaches. It offers sustained study in a variety of fields, drawing on the special interests of a dedicated team of Shakespeare scholars. The University also offers a wide range of activities and services to give our students the edge in the job market, including: career planning designed to meet the needs of postgraduates; opportunities to meet employers face-to-face at on-campus recruitment fairs, employer presentations and skills workshops; individual guidance on your job applications, writing your CV and improving your interview technique; and access to comprehensive listings of hundreds of graduate jobs and work experience opportunities.

MA, MA Award
September Start
Full-time, Part-time Study Mode
1 years Duration

Entry Requirements For This Course

In addition to the usual supporting documents, when applicants apply for this course we ask them to submit an example of their written work; this will preferably be an essay on Shakespeare, of about 2,000 words. If applicants do not have a piece of work that is of the right length it is better to send something that is longer rather than shorter so that we have a better chance to assess their critical writing on a literary topic. 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 applicants will also want to choose something that gives a fair representation of their work.

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