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.
If you have specific questions about the degree, contact Maria Macdonald.
Extended course essays; dissertation of 15,000 words.
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
Graduates of this programme have gone on to pursue careers in:
the civil service
Please visit http://www.gold.ac.uk/pg/fees-funding/
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).