Royal Holloway, University of London

Course Introduction

This is an innovative, flexible and sophisticated degree from the University of London, internationally recognized for academic excellence. You will explore world literature as well as film and the visual arts from a broad, cross'cultural perspective. You will develop your passion for culture, your global awareness, and your own critical perspectives. You will expand your cultural horizons, and develop skills of comparative analysis which can be applied to countless other areas. We offer an exceptional range of core courses and options, taught by leading specialists. The course does not require knowledge of any language other than English. Everything is available in English, although those with foreign language skills can study the original versions, and you can take a language as a Joint Honours degree with Comparative Literature and Culture.

Course Modules

Year 1: reading European film 1; introduction to comparative textual analysis; a special theme in European culture: the city; introduction to literary genre (tragedy); range of optional units. Year 2: histories of representation; critical and comparative approaches. Optional courses: reading European film 2; a special theme in the novel (transgressions); introduction to 19th' and 20th'century European poetry; gender and clothing in 20th'century literature and culture. Year 3: from aestheticism to the avant'garde; the gothic mode in Spanish and English fiction; trends in contemporary theory; fantasy in medieval and early'modern Europe; transnational cinema; range of optional units.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £13,500  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • GCE A-level BBB-ABB
  • Irish Leaving Certificates BBBBCC-ABBBCC
  • International Baccalaureate 32
  • SQA Advanced Higher AB
  • European Baccalaureate 75%
  • Course specific
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma DD
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
  • SQA Higher AABBB

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84% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 83%
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 53%

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

95% Go on to work and/or study

In work 75
Studying 15
Studying and working 5
Unemployed 5
Unknown 5

13% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 33%

Total Coursework: 58%

Total Practical: 9%

£4,300 - £5,700
Typical cost of university accommodation

£4,200 - £5,000
Typical cost of private accommodation