Our two new postgraduate programmes in Shakespeare and Creativity – MA and a PhD – offer 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.  They will attract aspiring academics, actors, writers, directors, arts administrators, and indeed anyone with a lively interest in Shakespeare.

The programmes capitalise on the expertise of actor-turned-academic, Dr Abigail Rokison, and Professor Ewan Fernie, General Editor of the Arden Shakespeare Now! series. They also benefit from contributions from the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, the Royal Shakespeare Company and the new Library of Birmingham.

“With these new courses opening up, with our work assisting the Royal Shakespeare Company developing across many fronts, and with the preparations for our major role in the global celebrations that will mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death in 2016 now well in hand, there has never been a more exciting time to come to the Shakespeare Institute.”

Professor Michael Dobson, Director of the Shakespeare Institute