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Comparative Literary Studies (MA)


Course Description

This exciting, intellectually rigorous programme gives you the opportunity to develop the study of literature from a variety of perspectives through a number of flexible pathways- http://www.gold.ac.uk/pg/ma-comparative-literary-studies/

The pathways you can take are:

Pathway in American Literature & Culture
Pathway in Comparative Literature & Criticism
Pathway in Literature of the Caribbean & its Diasporas
Pathway in Modern Literary Theory
Pathway in Modern Literature
Pathway in Romantic & Victorian Literature & Culture
Pathway in Shakespeare: Early & Modern
These enable you to combine theoretical angles with the close reading of a wide range of texts, from different media (literary, filmic, visual), periods, and cultural, geographic and linguistic backgrounds – though all texts will be studied in English, in English translation, or with English subtitles.

Contact the department

If you have specific questions about the degree, contact Maria Macdonald.

Assessment

Extended course essays; dissertation of 15,000 words.

Skills

You'll develop transferable skills, including:

enhanced communication and discussion skills in written and oral contexts
the ability to analyse and evaluate different textual materials
the ability to organise information; the ability to assimilate and evaluate competing arguments

Careers

Graduates of this programme have gone on to pursue careers in:

publishing
journalism
public relations
teaching
advertising
the civil service
business
industry
the media

Funding

Please visit http://www.gold.ac.uk/pg/fees-funding/ for details.

Visit the Comparative Literary Studies (MA) page on the Goldsmiths, University of London website for more details!

(Student Profile)

Jenillee San Juan

203.gif Currently I am a postgraduate student at Goldsmiths. Being an international student at Goldsmiths has been and continues to be one of the best experiences of my life. Goldsmiths’ smaller College population in comparison to other Colleges at the University of London makes it easier to connect with people and develop friendships. Furthermore, my class size has made one-on-one interactions with tutors feasible and has helped a great deal in absorbing the taught material. Moving abroad to begin postgrad studies has not been without its difficulties, but Goldsmiths staff have been very helpful in the transition process. I appreciated the range of social events the International Office planned the first week for international students, and the meeting that was held giving us full detailed information on a range of international student issues. I feel very blessed to be at a College that has a solid academic reputation, respects individuality, and genuinely cares for and looks after its students.


(Scholarship)

Banco Santander Scholarships - 7 Awards

In partnership with Banco Santander, Goldsmiths will be awarding seven scholarships to outstanding candidates from within the Santander Universidades network. Each scholarship provides a £5,000 fee waiver and is tenable for one year only.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£5,000

Eligibility

Scholarships will be open to students applying to study a taught masters degree (excludes MRes and Masters by Research) in any discipline starting in September 2016. The countries targeted (although not exclusively, should exceptional candidates apply from other eligible countries*) will be:Mexico
Brazil
Colombia
China
* The Santander Universidades scheme covers institutions in Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, Germany, Ghana, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, United Arab Emirates, UK, Uruguay and USA.

Application Procedure

Your scholarship application should be completed online through your myGoldsmiths account. This is the online account that you created in order to apply for a course at Goldsmiths.

As part of the application, you'll be asked to answer three questions relevant to the award that you are applying for.

For more information, please see the Banco Santander Scholarships page.

Further Information

http://www.gold.ac.uk/pg/fees-funding/scholarships-2016/


(Scholarship)

Goldsmiths Masters Scholarships - 20+ Awards

Please note that scholarship schemes and awards are subject to the availability of funds, and the details given here are subject to change at any time. we therefore encourage you to check this information regularly.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£1,000

Eligibility

Home and EU students (full-time and part-time).

Application Procedure

Applications for 2015 entry are now closed.

Further Information

http://www.gold.ac.uk/pg/fees-funding/scholarships-2016/


(Scholarship)

The Goldsmiths' Company Postgraduate Bursaries - 4 Awards

Please see website for more details

Value of Scholarship(s)

£5,000

Eligibility

Students on taught postgraduate programmes (not including MA Filmmaking or PGCEs) starting October 2015. You must be: a UK student; new to postgraduate study; experiencing financial difficulties. You should also demonstrate academic potential and you must not be in receipt of any Goldsmiths, AHRC or ESRC funding.

Application Procedure

Applications for 2015 entry are now closed.

Further Information

http://www.gold.ac.uk/pg/fees-funding/scholarships-2016/



Entry Requirements

You should have (or expect to be awarded) an undergraduate degree of at least upper second class standard in a relevant/related subject. You might also be considered for some programmes if you aren’t a graduate or your degree is in an unrelated field, but have relevant experience and can show that you have the ability to work at postgraduate level. IELTS 7.0 (including 7.0 in the written test).

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