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  • Study Type

    Full time & Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    Languages, Literature & Culture

  • Start Date


  • Course Duration

    Full-time: 1 year; Part-time: 2 years

  • Course Type


  • Course Fees

    (2017/18) Full time: UK/EU: £9,450. Overseas: £18,420. Part time: UK/EU: £4,725. Overseas: £9,210

  • Last Updated

    06 February 2017

Course content

This course offers you the opportunity to deepen your knowledge of German Studies in an international context with a unique combination of modules in German and Comparative Literature.
Enjoy an unrivalled location at the heart of London in the UK’s second oldest German Department and access some of the best research libraries in the world.

Key benefits

A respected academic qualification recognised throughout the world.

A unique combination of modules in German and Comparative Literature.

Taught by leading comparatists and renowned scholars within one of the world’s leading research universities and within the UK’s second oldest and second highly ranked German Department.

Unrivalled location in the heart of London with access to some of the world’s most renowned art museums, theatres, music venues and bookstores.

Students have access to some of the best research libraries in the world (IGRS, British Library, Senate House Library, and King’s College London’s own Maughan Library).

Visit the website: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/taught-courses/german-and-comparative-literature-mres.aspx

Course detail

- Description -

The MRes in German & Comparative Literature is a one-year (full-time) or two-year (part-time) research-based Masters degree designed for students who wish to study German literature within a broader international context.

Students on the programme take modules totalling 180 credits. These include one compulsory module worth 20 credits on contemporary debates relating to literature acorss cultures, as well as one compulsory Guided Reading module worth 20 credits, where you will work closely with a member of staff on a topic related to their research specialism of your choosing. A supervised 25,000-word dissertation worth 120 credits (20,000 word dissertation plus 5,000 word preparatory critical survey) on a comparative topic combining German and European literature is normally completed in the summer. In addition, students choose one further optional module totalling 20 credits, taught over one semester.

- Course purpose -

Deepen and broaden your knowledge of German literature as an academic subject within a European context. Taught by internationally renowned scholars within the UK’s second highest ranked German Department. Provides an idea foundation for further academic study, research and a career in academia.

- Course format and assessment -

Three coursework essays in the compulsory and optional modules; one 20,000 word dissertation plus a 5,000 word preparatory critical survey.

Career Prospects:

Graduates go into or continue with a variety of careers including: teaching; publishing and media; academia.

How to apply: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/apply/taught-courses.aspx

About Postgraduate Study at King’s College London:

To study for a postgraduate degree at King’s College London is to study at the city’s most central university and at one of the top 21 universities worldwide (2016/17 QS World University Rankings). Graduates will benefit from close connections with the UK’s professional, political, legal, commercial, scientific and cultural life, while the excellent reputation of our MA and MRes programmes ensures our postgraduate alumni are highly sought after by some of the world’s most prestigious employers. We provide graduates with skills that are highly valued in business, government, academia and the professions.

Scholarships & Funding:

All current PGT offer-holders and new PGT applicants are welcome to apply for the scholarships. For more information and to learn how to apply visit: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/pg/funding/sources

Free language tuition with the Modern Language Centre:

If you are studying for any postgraduate taught degree at King’s you can take a module from a choice of over 25 languages without any additional cost. Visit: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/mlc

Visit the German and Comparative Literature MRes page on the King’s College London website for more details!






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