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Shakespeare and Renaissance Literary Culture (MLitt)

Shakespeare and Renaissance Literary Culture (MLitt)

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Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

04-SEP-23

Key information
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Qualification type

MLitt - Master of Letters

Subject areas

Shakespeare Cultural Studies

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

The MLitt in Shakespeare and Renaissance Literary Culture offers a course of study that takes in one of the most exciting and formative periods in European history, and centres on the key writer in the English literary tradition: William Shakespeare.

Course information

The MLitt in Shakespeare and Renaissance Literary Culture is an intensive one-year taught programme run by the School of English. The course offers an all-round introduction to the literature of the 16th and 17th centuries, with particular focus on the work of William Shakespeare.

Highlights

  • Covers both elite and popular writing, the influence of other continental vernaculars, and the importance of print and manuscript media.
  • Expert paleography classes are offered within the School, and students have access to unique manuscript materials provided by the University’s Special Collections.
  • Develop your skills as a researcher within a specific area of study by taking special topic modules in manuscript, print, speech and the editing of Renaissance texts.
  • Become part of a welcoming and lively academic community. St Andrews is a consortium member of the Folger Shakespeare Library Institute in Washington DC and also hosts a number of research groups relevant to the English Renaissance.
  • Explore the key developments in modern and contemporary literary studies in dialogue with leading scholars in the fields of Shakespeare studies, Shakespearean book history, Renaissance popular literature and 17th-century literary culture.

Careers

Graduates of the course go on to pursue careers in a range of sectors including journalism, marketing, publishing and teaching.

The Careers Centre offers one-to-one advice to all students on a taught postgraduate course and offers a programme of events to assist students to build their employability skills.

Modules

The Continental Renaissance: investigates the relationship between English and European writing of the period.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

11,120

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

23,530

Entry requirements

Students need to have a good 2.1 honours undergraduate degree in a subject-related area.