Postgraduate study at the Shakespeare Institute

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 Studies MA

Are you fascinated with the study of Shakespeare? Do you want to delve into the theories of Shakespeare at a postgraduate level? 

This programme, delivered by and taught at the Shakespeare Institute in Stratford-upon-Avon, offers an [more...]

Major funding opportunity for Home/EU students on our PhD programmes

We are part of the Midlands3Cities consortium, offering up to 89 Arts and Humanities Research Council funded studentships. This includes full research fees, a substantial maintenance grant and additional research training support. Applications are now open.

Shakespeare's Hamlet: Text, performance and culture MOOC

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.