12 months
21000 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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University of Nottingham's Comparative Literature MA offers you the opportunity to study, in a comparative perspective, in the original language or in translation as appropriate, a range of national and regional literatures from around the world written in European languages taught in the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures.


Key facts

University of Nottingham's Comparative Literature offer literatures in French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian and Serbian/Croatian from Europe, the Americas and Africa, making this programme one of the most comprehensive comparative literature coverages in the UK.

You are given the opportunity to acquire skills in literary translation and the critical management of such translations by opting for modules from the MA in Translation Studies and partaking in the activities of the School's Centre for Translation and Comparative Cultural Studies.

The range of optional modules allows you to put together an individual programme of comparative literature study, drawing on the expertise available in the Department, to reflect your own current research interests and future research trajectories.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Skills in Modern Languages and Intercultural Studies
  • Mastering the Arts: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Research
  • Dissertation
  • World Literatures - Texts and Contexts: Introduction to Comparative Literature
  • Tradition of Critique

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits



On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 2:1 ( or international equivalent) in Literature, Languages, Cultural Studies or a similar subject; ideally some knowledge of a European language other than English

Tuition Fee

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    21000 GBP/year
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  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Nottingham

583 - 978 GBP /month
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