Comparative Literature

Course Introduction

Expand your horizons by studying literatures and cultures from around the world. Our BA in Comparative Literature allows you to delve into a range of literatures from different time periods, genres and languages. You’ll examine links between literature and other art forms, including music, film, popular culture and visual arts. In the first year you’ll be given a solid grounding in the discipline of literary studies. Throughout the course, you can tailor your studies to concentrate on the areas of literature that interest you the most, with options from modern fairy tales to European literature to modernist literature in India and China. You can also study a host of themes ranging from madness to migration. There are some creative options, such as editing your own anthology. You also have the option to extend your degree by studying abroad for a year.

Course Modules

Year 1


Critical Thinking and Writing for Comparative Literature

European Literature and its Contexts

Introduction to Comparison

Introduction to Literature: Texts and Contexts

The Scene of Learning

Understanding Culture: An Introduction to Cultural Theory

Choose two from

Brief Encounters: Short Stories and Tall Tales

Myth and Modernity

The Opposite of Science: How to analyse poems

The Romantic Experience in Europe (1800–1840)

Start Date


Tuition & Fees

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) Other Fees