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

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

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Full time | University of Birmingham | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Shakespeare Flexible Learning Design Education Studies

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Immerse yourself in the works of Shakespeare with our MA in Shakespeare and Education.

This distinctive MA explores pedagogy and the ways in which Shakespeare has been used in the classroom at different historical and cultural moments.

Our unique and flexible programme is particularly appropriate for practicing teachers, offering the opportunity to enhance expertise in different aspects of Shakespeare’s work. Throughout the programme you will incorporate the study of Shakespeare's plays in performance and adaptation.

This programme offers you the opportunity to enhance your expertise in different aspects of Shakespeare's work, while maintaining a pedagogical focus. It also benefits from the Institute's collaboration with the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) through collaborative teaching across the Shakespeare and Pedagogy Module allowing you to learn first-hand from world leading Shakespearean practitioners.

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

Modules

This module is an opportunity to explore the history, philosophy and pedagogy of ?teaching Shakespeare.? You will consider the different elements of Shakespeare?s work that are taught and the methods and resources used to teach them. You will have the chance to prepare practical teaching activities and assess learning outcomes. The Pedagogy module is taught collaboratively by the Royal Shakespeare Company Education department and the Shakespeare Institute over a six-day course at Easter. (Please note: because of the nature of this module it cannot be delivered via distance learning.)

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

9,810

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

21,240

Entry requirements

Students need to have a 2:1 Honours degree, or equivalent, in English or a related subject. However, if you do not meet the academic entry requirements, we would still encourage you to apply and we will consider you for our Affiliate entry route. This enables you to register for the programme’s core modules initially, and upon successful completion you are able to register for the full programme.