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Deepen your understanding of British literature and culture


On this 11-week course you will study, in depth, three works by Shakespeare: a comedy, a tragedy / history, and a selection of the sonnets.

Having completed this unit you will be able to:

  • Identify characteristics of Shakespearean genres
  • Make connections between Shakespeare's works and their historical, political, social, philosophical, religious, national, literary, artistic and theatrical contexts
  • Analyse Shakespeare's use of language
  • Identify source material for Shakespeare's work
  • Discuss Shakespeare's plays as both texts and theatrical performance pieces
  • Engage critically with perspectives on Shakespeare’s works.

Course information

The Semester 1 course starts in week 1 (6 October 2022) and ends in week 11 (15 December 2022). Classes take place in person on campus (8W 2.34) on Mondays from 11.15am to 1.15pm.

Before signing up, please make sure that the day and time of the course does not clash with your academic timetable by checking MyTimetable.

Information about courses starting in the 2022/23 academic year may be subject to change. We continue to improve our courses and your teaching and learning experience, so you gain skills and understanding which are valuable to you and sought after by employers.

Before you register for the course, please check this webpage for the most recently published course information. Once you have registered, you will be advised of any significant changes.


This course carries six credits. To be awarded credits, a minimum of 80% attendance is required.


Registration for this course is now closed.


If you have any questions, please contact us.