We offer a unique range of options from classical Greek and Latin right up to twenty-first century European, Asian, Middle Eastern, African, and American literature as well as the opportunity to develop your language skills.
This Comparative Literature MA at King's College London is ideal for students who want to look beyond conventional literary canons and engage in comparative study across a wide range of cultures.
- Unique combination of geographical range and historical depth.
- Thematic approaches to facilitate cross-cultural readings on topical issues.
- Study with academic staff who are leading experts in European and World Literatures.
- Opportunity to specialize with optional modules from across the Faculty of Arts & Humanities, including learning a language at our Modern Language Centre.
- Located in the heart of London, close to libraries and cultural institutions.
- An internationally respected MA that offers a springboard to further study.
Career prospectsFor many of our graduates this course is a springboard to further research. However, others transfer the skills and knowledge they develop with us to pursue careers in arts administration, teaching, journalism, tourism, and the voluntary and financial sectors.
- The World Novel
- Melancholia & Hypochondria
- Queer Connections: Male-Male Desire & the Classical Past
- Translation, Colonialism, Postcolonialism
- Myth after Slavery
- Polyglot Literatures of Modern Egypt: 1900-2000
- World Literature as Critical Pedagogys
- 12 months
- 24 months
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DisciplinesLanguages Literature View 420 other Masters in Literature in United Kingdom
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- 2:1 undergraduate degree (or overseas equivalent) in an appropriate subject, such as English, Modern Languages, Classics, Cultural Studies, History, Politics or International Relations. Applicants without a literature degree should demonstrate academic engagement with literary study in their application.
- A personal statement of up to 4,000 characters (maximum 2 pages) is required.
- A copy (or copies) of your official academic transcript(s), showing the subjects studied and marks obtained.
- One academic reference is required. A professional reference will be accepted if you have completed your qualifications over five years ago. In some cases, we may request an additional reference from you.
- You should also include one essay (between 2,000 to 4,000) as a sample of your written work with your application.
International24660 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 24660 GBP per year during 12 months.
National11040 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 11040 GBP per year during 12 months.
- National: £5,520 per year
- International: £12,330 per year
Living costs for London
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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