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What will I learn?

In the heart of Shakespeare’s Stratford, with access to the theatres of the Royal Shakespeare Company and extraordinarily rich libraries and archives, The Shakespeare Institute offers postgraduate researchers an unrivalled academic experience.

You will join and lively and close-knit postgraduate community, taking part in a range of activities including weekly seminars and play readings, and an annual international conference organised by students for students.

You can study our programmes full-time or part-time, and the PhD and MA by Research on campus or by distance learning. The College of Arts and Law is experienced in delivering high quality distance learning to students all over the world.

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

Which department am I in?

University of Birmingham

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
£19,310.00 (19,93,725) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

27 September 2021, 31 January 2022

Venue

University of Birmingham

Edgbaston,

Birmingham,

B15 2TT, England

Online/Distance (3 years)

Tuition fees
£18,810.00 (19,42,101) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

27 September 2021, 31 January 2022

Entry requirements

For international students

Students need to hold a Masters qualification at Merit level or above (or its international equivalent), usually in a relevant area. Students need to have an IELTS 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in any band is equivalent to: TOEFL: 88 overall with no less than 21 in Reading, 21 Listening, 22 Speaking and 21 in Writing; Pearson Test of English (PTE): Academic 59 in all four skills; Cambridge English (exams taken from 2015): Advanced - minimum overall score of 176, with no less than 169 in any component.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About University of Birmingham

The university is known globally for its pioneering research – students benefit from trailblazing discoveries that impact international society.

  • One of the world’s top research-intensive universities
  • Based in Europe’s youngest city
  • 5 colleges offering hundreds of study options
  • Plenty of dedicated international student support