Queen Mary, University of London

Course Introduction

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.

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.

Course Additional Entry

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.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £16,660  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £7,400  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time
MA (Postgraduate) £8,350  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 years
Part Time
MA (Postgraduate) £3,700  Academic year. First year home fees