Are you interested in exploring ideas in comparative literary study and keen to engage with new theories of literature and society? This course focuses on world literary systems, exploring the relationship between texts based on shared conditions and situations, rather than by language, genre, area or historical period.
The programme also provides a platform for more traditional literary studies and themes emerging from your own background. Research skills form a core part of the course, equipping you to become an effective independent scholar. There’s also a core module in the methodology and theory of world literature, and a foundation module on research methods. In addition, you can choose from a variety of optional modules that circle the globe, either from a thematic or geographic perspective.
Our recent postgraduates have secured roles as a TV researcher for the BBC, editorial assistants with national publishing companies, marketing executives and teachers. Several recent graduates have won fully funded PhD fellwoships at Research 1 universities in the USA.