Early Modern English Literature: Text & Transmission, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
  • Tuition
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  • English (take IELTS)
King's College London ,
This degree in Early Modern English Literature is taught with the British Library and provides a unique opportunity to study early modern literary works, including Shakespeare, in the light of recent critical approaches and as print and manuscript material artefacts.
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  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding


The core module taught at the British Library is specifically designed to teach students how to search collections of early modern manuscripts and rare books held in major research libraries worldwide and how to identify the agents involved in their production, transmission and preservation in libraries and private collections.

Ideal foundation for doctoral work and careers in the arts, education, curatorship and broadcasting.

Key Benefits
  • A strong tradition of Shakespeare and early modern literary studies at King's

  • Unique access to unparalleled collections at the British Library and to the expertise of world-class curators, who will teach the core module and supervise some dissertations

  • Close links with the London Shakespeare Seminar, the London Renaissance Seminar, and with the Institute of English Studies

  • Located in the heart of literary London

Programme Structure

  • Working with Early Modern Literary Texts
  • The Material Legacy of Early Modern Literary Texts
  • Dissertation
  • Flatter & Fawn: Early Modern Drama & the Court
  • Global/Local Shakespeares
  • Professing Writing in Early Modern England
  • Pre-modern Dialogues: Medieval and Early Modern Literatures in Conversation
  • Theatre, Gender and Culture in Jacobean London
  • Theatres of War: Conflict on the Shakespearean Stage
  • Poetic Movements Modes, Poetic Moods 1660-1800

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Study intensity Part-time, Full-time
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration part-time 24 months
    • Part-time variant
  • Credits
    90 ECTS 180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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Minimum 2:1 BA honours degree (or overseas equivalent) in English or in a subject in which English plays a significant part; other well-qualified candidates may be considered.

Application procedure
  • Your application will be assessed by at least two academics. The college aims to process all applications within four to six weeks, although this may take longer in February and March, and over holiday periods.
  • Applications must be made online using King's online application portal and a non-refundable application fee of £50 applies.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 17500 International
  • GBP 9000 EU/EEA


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