This degree is offered jointly by King’s and Globe Education, allowing you to capitalise on the academic and practical expertise of both of these institutions. At the Globe, you will take two compulsory modules, and at King’s you will take a critical methodologies module (‘Working with Early Modern Literary Texts’), which includes training in palaeography (the study of ancient writing systems and the deciphering and dating of manuscripts) and bibliography, along with one optional module. Through this degree you will pursue advanced study of the plays of Shakespeare and his contemporaries, making use of the facilities and opportunities provided by Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre and by King’s. You will develop a detailed knowledge of early modern drama, particularly Shakespearean drama.
Between May and September you will write a dissertation, which will be supervised by academics either at King’s or at the Globe, depending on your chosen subject.
Teaching across the degree is delivered by academics from King’s and Globe Education, complemented by visiting experts.
Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.
If you are a full-time student, we will give you four to six hours of teaching each week through lectures and seminars, and we will expect you to undertake 26 hours of self-study.
If you are a part-time student, we will give you two to three hours of teaching each week through lectures and seminars in your first year and two to four hours in your second, and we will expect you to undertake 13 hours of self-study in your first and second years.
Your performance will be assessed through coursework. Forms of assessment may typically include research essays, editing assignments, critical surveys and dissertation. Coursework contributes approximately 100% and examinations approximately 0% to your final mark.
This course is primarily taught at the King’s College London Strand Campus. Our central location in the heart of London makes King’s the perfect place to study Shakespeare and his contemporaries. You will have easy access to the huge number of cultural events which take place across the city, particularly in the city’s thriving theatre scene, and you will also be able to make use of King’s extensive resources and collections.
King’s College London is regulated by the Office for Students.