King's College London

Course Introduction

Overview

Study literature from six different continents covering over 2,500 years, comparing literatures from across the world, written in many different languages, in different cultures from antiquity to the present day.

We offer a unique range of options from classical Greek and Latin right up to twenty-first century European, Asian, Middle Eastern, African, and American literature as well as the opportunity to develop your language skills.

Description

Our Comparative Literature MA provides an introduction to the practice, methodology and theory of comparative literary studies through our required module. You will then focus on more specific aspects of literary themes, genres, and historical periods, and choose a subject for your dissertation that also has a comparative focus. This flexibility means that you can pursue your own academic interests and develop a specialism of your choosing. In addition, our Modern Language Centre provides modules at all appropriate levels to support your study of foreign language texts.

This course is ideal for students who want to look beyond conventional literary canons and engage in comparative study across a wide range of cultures.

Career prospects

For many of our graduates this course is a springboard to further research. However, others transfer the skills and knowledge they develop with us to pursue careers in arts administration, teaching, journalism, tourism, and the voluntary and financial sectors.

Start Date:

EXPECTED SEP-2019. EXPECTED SEP-2019.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £9,990 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £9,990 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £21,300 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts £4,995 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts £4,995 European Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts £10,650 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: 2:1 undergraduate degree in an appropriate subject, such as English, Modern Languages, Classics, Cultural Studies, History, Politics or International Relations. Applicants without a literature degree should demonstrate academic engagement with literary study in their application. In order to meet the academic entry requirements for this programme you should have a minimum 2:1 undergraduate degree with a final mark of at least 60% or above in the UK marking scheme. If you are still studying you should be achieving an average of at least 60% or above in the UK marking scheme.
  • International entry requirements: Students can demonstrate their English Language Proficiency with the following tests and grades: IELTS (Academic): 7.0 overall with a minimum of 6.5 in reading & writing and 6.0 in listening & speaking; TOEFL iBT: 100 overall with a minimum of 25 in writing, 23 in reading and 20 in each of the other skills; Cambridge Advanced Certificate (CAE): 185 overall; minimum 176 in reading & writing and 169 in listening & speaking; Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): 185 overall; minimum 176 in reading & writing and 169 in listening & speaking; Pearson Test of English (Academic): 69 overall, with a minimum of 62 in reading & writing and 59 in listening & speaking. The tests listed above are valid if they have been taken within the past two years.
  • IELTS score: 7
  • TOEFL score: 100