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About the course

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.

You can choose from 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.

Key benefits

  • Exceptional geographical and historical range of literature options.
  • Learn from staff who are leading experts in European and World Literatures.
  • Ability to take thematic approaches across literature.
  • Opportunity to study modules from across the Faculty of Arts and Humanities.
  • Located in the heart of London, close to libraries and cultural

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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.

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Marina Romani

A recent student in the MA in Comparative Literature was Marina Romani from Italy.

Marina writes: ‘When applying for postgraduate programmes in the UK, King's College London was my first choice. The multidisciplinary approach is surely one of the strengths of Comparative Literature. I am enthusiastic about every aspect of King's: our department is small and friendly, and everybody is willing to give you a hand; the lecturers are inspiring and highly competent; our classes are stimulating and well-organised. It's challenging and rewarding to be a student here. One of the many distinctive aspects of King's is its location in London. You can't imagine my joy when I discovered that I could walk from Covent Garden to go to my classes at the Strand campus!’


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