UCL (University College London)

Course Introduction

This course is taught on an interdepartmental basis by staff who, between them, cover an exceptionally wide range of expertise. The flexible nature of the programme enables students to develop their own interests whilst gaining a thorough understanding of modern literary theory and comparative literature. Teaching and supervision are organised on an interdepartmental basis. Teaching sessions are envisaged as interactive, with a limited amount of lecturing and an emphasis on student participation and critical discussion.

Course Modules

Core modules: Modern literary theory; comparative literary studies. Options may include the following: Ancient Rome on film; apocalypse literature (from romanticism to the millennium); border narratives in Latin America; comparative medieval literature; Francophone postcolonial studies; memory and literature in a globalised culture; representations of trauma (Holocaust writing); Spanish narrative since 1939; translation theory and practice; Bakhtin and others (alterity, identity, dialogue); masculinity in literature and cinematic adaptations; Nabokov and Russian exile literature; Russian romanticism; modern Chinese literature in translation; modern Japanese literature; literature in African languages; literatures of South Asia.

Course Additional Entry

A minimum of an upper 2nd Class Honours degree in a relevant discipline from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £18,670  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £9,020  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time
MA (Postgraduate) £9,285  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 years
Part Time
MA (Postgraduate) £4,510  Academic year. First year home fees