Queen Mary University of London

Course Introduction

Expand your literary and cultural horizons while also exploring language in all its aspects. Comparative literature makes comparisons and connections between literatures and cultures. You’ll study a range of genres, time periods, and national literatures, as well as cross-cutting themes. Linguistics complements the study of literature, focusing on how language works and how we communicate. You’ll develop systematic ways of looking at examples as diverse as youth language in our multilingual cities, or the English used in the media and politics. You’ll consider how new technologies shape the form of English and whether the spread of English is changing or even killing other languages. In your first year, you’ll take modules introducing you to various aspects of linguistic and literary theory. The exciting range of optional modules in your second and third years means you can tailor your studies to concentrate on the areas of literature and linguistics that interest you most. You can also extend your degree by studying abroad for a year.

Course Modules

Year 1

Compulsory

Critical Thinking and Writing for Comparative Literature

Foundations of Linguistics

Introduction to Comparison

Introduction to Literature: Texts and Contexts

The Scene of Learning

Understanding Culture: An Introduction to Cultural Theory

Choose two from

English in Use

Introduction to English Syntax

Introduction to Phonology

Language Acquisition

Language in the UK

Languages of the World

Sounds of English

Start Date:

16/09/2019

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
4 years
Full Time With Time Abroad
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 European Fees
4 years
Full Time With Time Abroad
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees