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. The course offers an exceptional range of core courses and options, taught by leading specialists. You will explore world literature as well as film and the visual arts from a broad, cross'cultural perspective. You will explore the important role of cinema in European culture. You will expand your cultural horizons, and develop skills of comparative analysis which can be applied to countless other areas.

Course Modules

Comparative Literature and Culture Year 1: reading European film 1; introduction to comparative textual analysis; a special theme in European culture: the city; introduction to literary genre (tragedy). 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. International Film Year 1: international film 1 (contexts and practices); the birth of film. Year 2: international film 2 (readings and representations); cinema in France (from modernism to the postmodern); post'war Italian cinema; constructing identity in contemporary Spanish film; history and politics reflected in German cinema 1930s'1990s; 20th'century Mexican visual arts and film. Year 3: placement year. Year 4: transnationalism, diaspora and globalization in contemporary film.

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 ABB-AAB
  • 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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88% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 85%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 90%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 75%

£18,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

85% Go on to work and/or study

In work 56
Studying 25
Studying and working 4
Unemployed 8
Unknown 7

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