Royal Holloway, University of London

Course Introduction

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 course is designed both for students who wish to pursue research at PhD level and for students who simply wish to develop their knowledge of Shakespeare and their critical skills beyond first'degree level.

Course Modules

Modules may include: Dissertation; works; King Lear and The Tempest; methods and materials of research.

Course Additional Entry

Normally a 2nd Class BA in single or joint Honours English, or a suitable related discipline, is required of UK applicants. Overseas applicants should have a degree of equivalent standard and must possess a high level of competence in spoken and written English. 2 short pieces of written work should be submitted with the application.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £13,500  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £5,700  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time
MA (Postgraduate)