Why study Literary Studies - Pathway in Comparative Literature and Criticism at Goldsmiths, University of London?
- You'll be introduced to the history, main concepts, and debates of comparative literary theory.
- We complement our theoretical study with close readings of a wide range of texts. These texts come from different periods, and from diverse cultural, geographic and linguistic backgrounds. They may not just be books – you'll also look at film and visual text to enrich your studies.
- While the core module gives you a strong grounding in comparative literature, you also have the opportunity to pursue your wider interests thanks to the flexible structure of the MA, by studying three options from the large provision of the department, choosing at least one of these in an area that is relevant to comparative studies.
- You will be able to further develop your own comparative reading skills and reflections through a 15,000-word dissertation to be submitted at the end of your programme of study.
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:
- public relations
- the civil service
- the media
- Studies in Comparative Literature & Criticism
- Theories of Literature & Culture
- Modern Literary Movements
- Literature of the Caribbean & its Diasporas
- American Literature & Culture: Critical and Theoretical Concepts
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
- We encourage you to complete your application as early as possible, even if you haven't finished your current programme of study.
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- 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.
- Although the ability to read in another language will be useful, it is not compulsory. All texts will be studied in English, in English translation, or with English subtitles.
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National8620 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 8620 GBP per year during 12 months.
- National - part-time: £4310
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