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Shakespeare and Renaissance Literary Culture (MLitt)

University of St Andrews

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  • Qualification

    MLitt - Master of Letters

  • Location

    University of St Andrews

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    06-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

The MLitt in Shakespeare and Renaissance Literary Culture offers students the opportunity to study one of the most exciting and formative periods in European history, centred on the key writer in the English literary tradition: William Shakespeare.

Course information

The MLitt in Shakespeare and Renaissance Literary Culture is an intensive one-year taught programme run by the School of English. The course offers an all-round introduction to the literature of the 16th and 17th centuries, with particular focus on the work of William Shakespeare.

Highlights

  • Covers both elite and popular writing, the influence of other continental vernaculars, and the importance of print and manuscript media.
  • Expert paleography classes are offered within the School, and students have access to unique manuscript materials provided by the University’s Special Collections.
  • Develop your skills as a researcher within a specific area of study by taking special topic modules in manuscript, print, speech and the editing of Renaissance texts.
  • Become part of a welcoming and lively academic community. St Andrews is a consortium member of the Folger Shakespeare Library Institute in Washington DC and also hosts a number of research groups relevant to the English Renaissance.
  • Explore the key developments in modern and contemporary literary studies in dialogue with leading scholars in the fields of Shakespeare studies, Shakespearean book history, Renaissance popular literature and 17th-century literary culture.

Careers

Graduates of the course go on to pursue careers in a range of sectors including journalism, marketing, publishing and teaching.

The Careers Centre offers one-to-one advice to all students on a taught postgraduate course and offers a programme of events to assist students to build their employability skills.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 20,370per 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 St Andrews

  • University League Table

    4th

  • Campus address

    University of St Andrews, College Gate, St Andrews, KY16 9AJ, Scotland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    4th out of 100

  • Entry standards

    / Max 206
    203 100%

    1st

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    62 62%

    50th

    18
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.36 87%

    7th

    13

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