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Global Shakespeare MA

Duration: Full-time: 1 year, Part-time: 2 years

Min. entry requirements: 2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a relevant Humanities subject

English Language: IELTS 7.5, Band C

Delivered in partnership with Queen Mary University of London, the course provides a unique opportunity to experience postgraduate life with two world-leading institutions with strong expertise in the fields of Shakespeare, Renaissance studies, performance and modern languages.

On this course you’ll find yourself at the centre of a unique initiative to engage with, critique, and develop ideas of globalisation, interdisciplinarity and translation that inform a new approach to the study of Shakespeare.

You will form a critical perspective on Shakespeare as a global cultural phenomenon — from Elizabethan England through his transformations and translations to the 21st century — as a catalyst and as a site of resistance to globalisation. You’ll also consider Shakespeare in online media and in films by internationally-acclaimed directors. The course investigates theoretical, historical, performance and pedagogical approaches to Shakespeare’s global afterlives and provides a rich mix of intellectual activity that will support you to become a Shakespearean without borders.

Your first term will be spent at London’s Queen Mary University accessing a variety of theatrical performances at venues such as Shakespeare’s Globe, Donmar Warehouse and the National Theatre, as well as visiting the many museums, libraries and archives of the capital. The second term is spent at Warwick, located close to Stratford-upon-Avon, where you can access performances at the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) and the research facilities of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.

Application Fact File

Entry requirements

2:i or First Class BA Honours in a relevant Humanities subject

English Language Requirements

IELTS score of 7.5.


Queen Mary University website

Tuition Fees

Tuition fees for all courses can be found here.


There are a number of sources of funding available for Masters students. These include a significant package of competitive bursaries and scholarships in a range of subject areas at QML and Warwick, as well as external sources of funding.

For the most up-to-date information on Postgraduate Funding and Scholarships available via Warwick, visit the Graduate School webpages.


Anna Boneham
Executive Officer Global Shakespeare
0207 882 6670