Postgraduate study at the Shakespeare Institute

This Postgraduate Virtual Open Day is designed to inform prospective postgraduate students, applicants and offer holders about study opportunities and how to prepare for your course at the Shakespeare Institute:

Being based in the heart of Stratford upon Avon, the Shakespeare Institute enjoys close and developing relations with the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. It has its own purpose-built world-class research library, run by a priceless team of expert librarians. It plays host to the most prestigious international Shakespeare conference in the world.

Dr Erin Sullivan (Senior Lecturer and Tutor for Distance Learning at the Shakespeare Institute) and Roxanne McLean (Postgraduate Recruitment at the College of Arts and Law) are available for the Live Q&A between 15:00-16:00.

Three of our postgraduate mentors have studied at the Shakespeare Institute:

You are welcome to ask them any questions you have about what it’s like to work in the School.

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Speaker profiles

  • Dr Erin Sullivan

    Erin is a Senior Lecturer at the Shakespeare Institute. (Live Q&A 15:00-16:00)

  • Roxanne McLean

    Roxanne is part of the Postgraduate Recruitment Team for the College of Arts and Law. (Live Q&A 15:00-16:00)

Q&A Archive

These were the questions asked during the Postgraduate study at the Shakespeare Institute live event.

We’ve come to the end of our Q&A session today. Thank you very much to everyone who took part – I hope we managed to be of assistance and provide the information that you were looking for.

We will hold many more of these virtual open day events over the coming months so please check www.pg.bham.ac.uk now and again to see what we’ve got lined up for the future. If you’d like to visit our campus (in real life!), our next Postgraduate Open Day will take place on Wednesday 22 November 2017. We also run bespoke campus tours throughout term time and Cafés at which you can meet current students.

Joanna asked:

Thanks – I assume distance learning modules are chosen in the same way as part-time on site?

Erin replied:

Yes. Not all of our on-site modules are available by distance learning (and vice versa!) but all students register for modules at the same time (in the summer / July). The registration form will indicate which modules are available by which pathway.

Joanna asked:

Do students choose their optional modules at the start of the MA or as they go along?

Erin replied:

Hi Joanna! If you’re studying full-time then you’ll choose all of your modules in the summer before you start. If you’re part-time then each summer you’ll choose your modules for that academic year. This means that you’ll end up choosing them each year as you go.

Dr Erin Sullivan and Roxanne McLean are now available to answer your questions on postgraduate study at the Shakespeare Institute. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused by the delayed start to the live Q&A.

Choosing the right course and university for you is an extremely important decision. Here at The Shakespeare Institute in the heart of Shakespeare’s Stratford upon Avon, you will be taught in an international environment by academic staff working at the forefront of their subjects.