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Comparative Literature from Birkbeck, University of London is an advanced postgraduate research degree that requires original research and the submission of a substantial dissertation of 60,000 to 100,000 words. 

Overview

Comparative Literature from Birkbeck, University of London is ideal if you wish to engage critically with the study of comparative literature - or other cultural forms, especially in the area of visual studies - across two or more linguistic, regional or national contexts. The focus of research in the Department of Languages, Cultures and Applied Linguistics is on French, German, Japanese, Portuguese and Spanish-speaking cultures in a transnational context, and we welcome research proposals that focus comparatively on or across these areas. The department has great expertise in a wide variety of themes both historically and geographically (in Europe, Japan and the Americas).

Students at Comparative Literature from Birkbeck, University of London will gain knowledge in:

  • Canon formation
  • Literary and film history
  • Intermediality, intertextuality and translation across genres and media
  • Portuguese language literature and culture
  • Spanish language literature and culture

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Transnational cultural theory and criticism in all the above languages
  • Visual culture
  • French language literature and culture
  • German language literature and culture
  • Japanese language literature and culture

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months
  • Part-time
    • 84 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

300 alternative credits
  • MPhil - 180 credits
  • PhD - 120 credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
First Class

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Draft a full research proposal
  • Usually a good first degree in an arts or humanities subject.
  • Specific indication of research interests or outline of proposed research prior to interview.
  • If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, the standard requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13500 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • National

    4596 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4596 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • Part-time home students: £2439 pa 
  • Part-time international students: £6825 pa 

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

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Funding

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