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Comparative Literature and Critical Translation

9 months
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28560 GBP/year
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About

The Comparative Literature and Critical Translation from the University of Oxford is a nine-month, interdisciplinary course designed to give you critical, theoretical and research expertise in the intersecting fields of comparative and world literature and translation studies.

Overview

To take the  Comparative Literature and Critical Translation at the University of Oxford, you must be able to work with two languages and literatures, out of Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, modern Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Turkish.

The MSt is attached to Oxford’s research centre in Comparative Criticism and Translation (OCCT) and builds on the recent growth in scholarly awareness of the importance of translation to comparative and world literary study. This is what is meant by ‘critical translation’: not translator training, but rather an interest in the role played by translation and re-writing in literary history, and an alertness to the uses of translation in critical practice.

Supervision

The allocation of graduate supervision for this course is the responsibility of the steering committee for the MSt in Comparative Literature and Critical Translation in consultation with faculties in the Humanities Division, and it is not always possible to accommodate the preferences of incoming graduate students to work with a particular member of staff. 

Graduate destinations

It is anticipated that those who have successfully completed the course may proceed to doctoral work at Oxford or other institutions. Alternative career destinations may include publishing, journalism, teaching, or various kinds of international cultural work.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Histories of comparison
  • Theories of comparison
  • Worlds of comparison
  • Genres and forms
  • Migration, travel and encounter
  • Translation studies and comparative literatures

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 9 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Official transcript(s)
  • CV/résumé
  • Statement of purpose/personal statement: A maximum of 1,000 words
  • Written work: Two essays of a maximum of 2,000 words each or one essay of a maximum of 4,000 words
  • References/letters of recommendation: Three overall, generally academic

Tuition Fee

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    28560 GBP/year
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  • National

    12550 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 12550 GBP per year during 9 months.

Living costs for Oxford

939 - 1530 GBP /month
Living costs

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Funding

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