Postgraduate study

Choosing the right course and university for you is an extremely important decision. Here at The Shakespeare Institute you will be taught in an international environment by academic staff working at the forefront of their subjects.

 The School of English, Drama and American & Canadian Studies offers a wide range of postgraduate programmes. Visit the EDACS website for details. All of our postgraduate students become part of the College of Arts and Law Graduate School. Visit the website to find out more about its vibrant research community and top class facilities, as well as funding and scholarship opportunities.


Shakespeare and Creativity MA

This programme offers a unique approach to the study of Shakespeare’s life and work, fusing traditional scholarly approaches with the thrill of being involved in new creative work. It makes the most of the unrivalled resources of [more...]

Shakespeare and Creativity PhD with integrated study

This programme, delivered by the Shakespeare Institute, combines taught modules with a full-length doctoral thesis. With a unique focus on Shakespeare and Creativity, it allows you to combine theatrical and academic study of Shakespeare’s life [more...]

Shakespeare Studies PhD/MA by Research (On-Campus or by Distance Learning)

The Shakespeare Institute offers promising candidates the opportunity to carry out research in a dynamic environment in the very place where the great playwright was born and died - Stratford-Upon-Avon.

Situated within walking distance of [more...]

Shakespeare and Education MA (on campus or by distance learning)

The Shakespeare Institute's MA in Shakespeare and Education is a unique, modular programme that is particularly appropriate for practicing teachers, offering the opportunity to enhance expertise in different aspects of Shakespeare’s work. [more...]

Humanities MA/Diploma/Certificate

This new interdisciplinary programme draws on expertise in the Humanities from across the College of Arts and Law, allowing you to select modules from a range of disciplines in order to complete a Certificate, Diploma or Masters level qualification. [more...]

Shakespeare Studies MA

This programme, delivered by and taught at the Shakespeare Institute in Stratford-upon-Avon, offers an unrivalled opportunity for the study of Shakespeare at postgraduate level. It develops a critical but appreciative understanding of [more...]

Shakespeare and Theatre MA/Diploma/Distance learning

This is an innovative Shakespeare Institute programme that focuses on how Shakespeare's plays work in performance. It encourages a historical approach to interpretation and styles of presentation and it promotes the value of close reading as [more...]


Shakespeare's Hamlet: Text, performance and culture

The University has introduced a new free, open, MOOC (Massive Online Open Courses) offering a taste of higher education to learners worldwide.  

Shakespeare’s Hamlet: Text, performance and culture will examine different aspects of this extraordinary text and explore why it is the most famous and much-discussed play ever written.