King's College London

Course Introduction

Study the similarities and differences between literature written in different places/different times. The comparative literature module choices embrace 12 languages, 6 continents and span over 2,500 years. Each year includes two film studies

Course Modules

Year 1 examples: Introduction to comparative literature (methods); the writer in the text; introduction to comparative literature (theories); forms of shorter narrative; introduction to film studies (forms); introduction to film studies (contexts). Year 2 examples: 19th'century American literature; gender and identity (American women's autobiography); American postwar fiction; the Byzantine saint; Cavafy, Seferis, Ritsos; the novels of Nikos Kazantzakis; Greek drama; narrative literature in antiquity; the Roman moral tradition. Year 3 examples: Texts in the digital humanities; subjects of desire in medieval literature; Jacobean theatre; Augustan satire; literature and psychoanalysis; modern theatre; Australian literature and film.

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

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The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 78%

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

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Studying 30
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Total Coursework: 64%

Total Practical: 5%

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