King's College London

Course Introduction

Study the similarities and differences between literature written in different places and at different times in the heart of London. The comparative literature degree module choices embrace 12 languages, 6 continents and span over 2,500 years

Course Modules

Year 1 examples: Introduction to digital humanities; Greek ethics; entertainment cultures in Greece and Rome; writing London; reading poetry. Year 2 examples: Travel writing; the classical tradition in English poetry; surrealism; 19th'century American literature; photography USA; American postwar fiction. Year 3 examples: Texts in the digital humanities; Roman drama; performance literature; ovid through the ages; Jacobean Shakespeare; postcolonial perspectives; medieval romance; experimental theatre; Jane Austen in context.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • GCE A-level AAA
  • SQA Higher
  • European Baccalaureate 85%
  • International Baccalaureate 35
  • SQA Advanced Higher AA
  • GCE AS-level
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma

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79% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 63%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 92%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 79%

£19,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

85% Go on to work and/or study

In work 65
Studying 15
Studying and working 5
Unemployed 10
Unknown 10

13% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 27%

Total Coursework: 72%

Total Practical: 1%

£5,980 - £6,740
Typical cost of university accommodation

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