The Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies (French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish) (Part-time) course at Birkbeck, University of London allows you to explore the cultures of a variety of language-speaking areas: French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese and Brazilian, and Spanish and Latin American. You can take a broadly comparative pathway through the degree or choose to engage with one or more specific language-speaking areas.
The course brings together a team of renowned academic experts in cultural studies, visual studies, linguistics, comparative literature and cultures, history and thought. We will help you steer a pathway through the programme that reflects your specific interests, career and personal ambitions, and language knowledge. You will be able to choose whether you study texts in the original language(s) or in English translation; if you work in the original language(s) this will be reflected in the final degree title (eg MRes French and Spanish).
Careers and Employability
Graduates go in to careers in international organisations or businesses, translating and teaching, research and journalism. Possible professions include teacher, researcher, journalist, or translator. This degree may also be useful in becoming an academic librarian, writer, arts administrator, or advertising copywriter.
- Studying Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies in Modern Languages
- Research Skills Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies (Modern Languages)
- Imagining the Nation
- Interrogating the Self
- Memory and History
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
You are strongly advised to apply now, to ensure there are still places on your chosen course and to give you time to complete the admissions process.
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Our standard postgraduate entry requirement is a second-class honours degree (2:2 or above) from a UK university, or an equivalent international qualification.
- On your application form, please list all your relevant qualifications and experience, including those you expect to achieve.
- Your personal details
- Your qualifications
- Your work experience
- Your personal statement
- Statistical information
- English proficiency
The application form
International8190 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 8190 GBP per year during 24 months.
National4515 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 4515 GBP per year during 24 months.
Living costs for London
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.