Postgraduate opportunities with The Shakespeare Institute

This online chat event 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 Richard Swain (part of the Postgraduate Recruitment Team for the College of Arts and Law) will be available for the Live Q&A between 15:00-16:00.

Fourteen 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.

More Information on Postgraduate study at the Shakespeare Institute

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Speaker profiles

  • Dr Erin Sullivan

    Erin is a Senior Lecturer and Tutor for Distance Learning at The Shakespeare Institute. (Live Q&A 15:00-16:00)

  • Richard Swain

    Richard 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 opportunities with 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 online chat 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 Saturday 23 November 2019. We also run bespoke campus tours throughout term time and Cafés at which you can meet current students.

Maurice Atkinson asked:

Are there any plans to make the MA Shakespeare Studies available by Distance Learning? And can the two modules on Plays and Poems of Shakespeare A and B by studied by Distance learning (or are there plans to make these available by DL?)

Erin replied:

Hi Maurice, thank you for your email. I’m afraid that for now only our MA Shakespeare and Theatre and Shakespeare and Education are available by distance learning, and that the Plays and Poems modules are only available on-site. Many of our DL modules do, however, involve detailed reading of the plays, for instance, Shakespeare’s Craftsmanship, Shakespearience, and Shakespeare’s Theatre.

Welcome to this Live Q&A about Postgraduate study at the Shakespeare Institute. Dr Erin Sullivan (Senior Lecturer and Tutor for Distance Learning at The Shakespeare Institute) is now online until 16:00 to answer your questions.

Your question will be posted on this feed once it has been answered, which might take a little time if we receive a lot of questions. Please don’t worry if you don’t see your question and its answer immediately – you only need to submit each question once and keep an eye on the feed for when the answer is posted.