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MA/Diploma/Distance learning Shakespeare and Theatre

University of Birmingham

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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    University of Birmingham

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Do you want to immerse yourself in the works of Shakespeare? Are you interested in understanding how Shakespeare’s plays work in performance?

This innovative Shakespeare Institute programme allows you to study the way in which Shakespeare’s plays have been read, interpreted and performed through history, up to the modern moment.

You will have the opportunity to look at different productions and adaptations of Shakespeare’s plays in their historical, political, and cultural contexts and to think about the performance choices actors and directors make when approaching Shakespeare’s texts. You will also explore how the textual history of Shakespeare’s plays influences performance today.

The flexible programme takes a historical approach to interpretation and styles of presentation and promotes the value of ‘close reading’ as the basis for evaluating the plays on the page, stage, and screen.

Made up of a diverse community of Shakespeare enthusiasts, this programme is well suited to anybody with an interest in the relationship between Shakespeare and the Theatre.

Employability

Your degree will provide excellent preparation for your future career, but this can also be enhanced by a range of employability support services offered by the University and the College of Arts and Law.

The University's Careers Network provides expert guidance and activities especially for postgraduates, which will help you achieve your career goals. The College of Arts and Law also has a dedicated careers and employability team who offer tailored advice and a programme of College-specific careers events.

You will be encouraged to make the most of your postgraduate experience and will have the opportunity to:

  • Receive one-to-one careers advice, including guidance on your job applications, writing your CV and improving your interview technique, whether you are looking for a career inside or outside of academia
  • Meet employers face-to-face at on-campus recruitment fairs and employer presentations
  • Attend an annual programme of careers fairs, skills workshops and conferences, including bespoke events for postgraduates in the College of Arts and Law
  • Take part in a range of activities to demonstrate your knowledge and skills to potential employers and enhance your CV

Students can also exit with PGDip award.

Application deadline

09 September 2021

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 20,160per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Birmingham

  • University League Table

    13th

  • Campus address

    University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, Birmingham, B15 2TT, England

A member of the Russell Group, Birmingham is a research-intensive institution. Its world-leading academics have included 11 Nobel Prize winners.
A diverse and global community, with over 8,500 international students from approximately 150 countries.
In the glorious heart of England, Birmingham is a diverse, modern and exciting city with a long cultural and intellectual heritage.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    10th out of 102 6

    10th out of 106 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 196
    159 83%

    11th

    6
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76 76%

    8th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.84 77%

    82nd

    11
  • Entry standards

    / Max 206
    156 76%

    18th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    81 81%

    8th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.17 83%

    33rd

    13

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