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The Shakespeare in History MA offers the exciting opportunity to study Shakespeare in the centre of London, the city where he spent his working life as a writer. UCL has one of the top English departments in the UK, and counts several published Shakespeare scholars among its staff. What and how will I learn? The programme lays the groundwork for possible doctoral research in Shakespeare studies, including textual scholarship and the reception of Shakespeare's works in different periods and cultures. Students will acquire basic research skills in Shakespeare and Renaissance studies, including the use of relevant archives, databases and palaeography. Degree Structure Students undertake courses to the value of 180 credits. The programme consists of three core courses (90 credits) and a research dissertation (90 credits). Core Modules Shakespeare in his Time Research Skills and Methods Shakespeare's Afterlives Dissertationreport All MA students undertake an independent research project which culminates in a dissertation of up to 15,000 words. Options All courses are compulsory. Further details available on subject website: http:www.ucl.ac.ukenglishprospectivepglangma.htm The programme is delivered through a combination of two-hour seminars, tutorials, and applied and practical tuition including visits to archives and libraries. Assessment is through a coursework portfolio of three 4,000 word essays, a 'Shakespeare in His Time' unseen three-hour written examination, and the dissertation. Why should I study this degree at UCL? This MA is taught by leading research specialists, and the English Department is widely recognised as one of the top departments in its field for both research and teaching. The structure of the programme, incorporating coursework and a dissertation, enables students to pursue their individual interests, aided by UCL's unrivalled proximity to London's world-class research libraries, theatres, and other cultural facilities. Senate House Library and The British Library are within walking distance of the University, and London has excellent transport links to resources across the capital, including internationally renowned establishments such as Shakespeare's Globe Theatre. Your future career Graduates of the MA have gone on to various kinds of success, including PhD study at UCL and elsewhere, and work in publishing and the film industry. Candidates who obtain the MA and have found a promising subject requiring further study are welcome to apply to the UCL MPhilPhD programme. Entry Requirements A minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard will normally be required. How to apply Applications should be made by 1 March for the year of entry, or by 1 February for candidates who are also seeking funding through the Arts and Humanities Research Council and those seeking UCL funding. Who can apply? The programme is particularly suitable for students with a first degree in English who wish to deepen their study of Shakespeare and his historical contexts, and is an ideal preparation for original Shakespeare-related research for a PhD. Candidates with degrees in other relevant disciplines will also be considered. Funding The English Department has an allocation of AHRC studentships. Only candidates who have already been offered a place on the programme will be considered. If you wish to be considered for AHRC funding please indicate this on your application form. RAE Rating English Language and Literature 65% rated 4* (world-leading) or 3* (internationally excellent) http:www.ucl.ac.ukgradprospectusenglish
The Shakespeare in History MA offers the exciting opportunity to study Shakespeare in the centre of London, the city where he spent his working life as a writer. UCL has one of the top English departments in the UK, and counts several published Shakespeare scholars among its staff. What and how will I learn? The programme lays the groundwork for possible doctoral research in Shakespeare studies, including textual scholarship and the reception of Shakespeare's works in different periods and...