24 months
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7600 GBP/year
4175 GBP/year
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About

This multidisciplinary, flexible Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies (French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish) (Part-Time) course at Birkbeck, University of London will give you a thorough grounding in comparative literature and cultural studies in the context of modern languages. 

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Overview

You can take a broadly comparative pathway through the degree or choose to engage with one or more specific language-speaking areas. 

The Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies (French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish) (Part-Time) course at Birkbeck, University of London 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 MA French and Spanish). 

If you are interested in pursuing further research, we offer an associated MPhil/PhD Comparative Literature. 

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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • 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

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

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.

Language

English

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Lower Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Our standard postgraduate entry requirement is a second-class honours degree (2:2 or above) from a UK university, or an equivalent international qualification.
  • We will review every postgraduate application to Birkbeck on its individual merits and your professional qualifications and/or relevant work experience will be taken into consideration positively. We actively support and encourage applications from mature learners.
  • On your application form, please list all your relevant qualifications and experience, including those you expect to achieve.
  • You do not need to have completed your current qualification to start your application.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    7600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7600 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4175 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4175 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

Check the official programme website for potential updates.

Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies (French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish) (Part-Time)
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Birkbeck, University of London

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