Queen Mary, University of London

Course Introduction

Your degree is split equally between your language and comparative literature. Comparative literature makes connections between literary texts of different times, places and traditions and between literature and philosophy, film, music, and the visual arts. You also study a national language and culture in depth, and will explore the broader perspective of the literatures and cultures of Europe, Latin America and beyond. In your first year you will study four introductory literature modules, and four modules in your chosen language area, including two in the written and spoken language. In your second and final years, you will take advanced module options concentrating on particular literary themes, movements and genres. Core language modules continue to assist you in developing your linguistic skills, and you will spend a year abroad in a country where your chosen language is spoken. This may be spent studying at one of our partner universities, or taking up a work placement.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
4 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £28,200  Academic year. First year overseas fees
4 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • European Baccalaureate 77%
  • International Baccalaureate
  • BTEC National Certificate (12 units) MD
  • BTEC National Diploma MDD
  • GCE A-level BBB-ABB
  • SQA Higher
  • SQA Advanced Higher ABB-BB
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma MD
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma MDD
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade