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  Comparative Literature MA

University College London    Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Full time & Part time September MA 1 year full time, 2 years part time
Languages, Literature & Culture (21)

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Unleash your passion for literature with the Comparative Literature MA at UCL. This programme offers a unique opportunity to delve into modern literary theory and comparative studies under the guidance of interdisciplinary experts. Gain a deep understanding of diverse literary contexts, theories, and practical skills essential for research in this field. The curriculum includes modules like Modern Literary Theory, Comparative Literary Studies, and a dissertation project, providing a comprehensive learning experience. With a strong emphasis on cultural diversity, this programme is ideal for graduates with a background in language, literature, or related fields. UCL's exceptional resources and renowned faculty ensure a stimulating academic environment, fostering innovative approaches to literary and cultural studies. Develop transferable skills valued by employers and explore diverse career paths in publishing, academia, research, and more. Join us to embark on a rewarding journey in the world of comparative literature.

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Hone your skills in comparative literary studies while soaking up the expertise of interdisciplinary specialists. The Comparative Literature MA enables you to develop your own interests while gaining an in-depth understanding of modern literary theory and comparative literature. Taught at UCL, renowned for its multidisciplinary research and cross-cultural ethos, this is an exceptional opportunity to become proficient in this field.

Students develop a thorough understanding of modern theories of literature, the contexts of literature and the interaction between literatures, and gain practical experience in comparative literary studies.

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Entry Requirements

A minimum of a first or a very high upper second-class Bachelor's degree (average 65%) in a relevant discipline from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.


UK tuition fees (2024/25)
Full-time: £15,100
Part-time: £7,550

Overseas tuition fees (2024/25)
Full-time: £31,100
Part-time: £15,550

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