Studyportals
M.A. On Campus

Comparative Literature

University of Kent

12 months
Duration
17400 GBP/year
9300 GBP/year
Unknown
Tuition fee
Unknown
Apply date
Unknown
Start date

About

The Comparative Literature programme at University of Kent offers an excellent environment for the postgraduate study of literature beyond national and linguistic borders.

Overview

The Comparative Literature programme at University of Kent involves the study of literature from two or more linguistic traditions. You engage in and pursue detailed literary and cultural analysis that crosses boundaries.

The MA programme explores three main areas: themes, genres, movements and major literary figures; the interactions and exchanges between literary traditions; and the theory and practice of comparative literature. These complementary strands encourage comparative analysis in a variety of contexts, ranging from the study of national literatures to the exploration of different genres, periods, media and literary theory.

You begin by studying a choice of four modules across the Autumn and Spring terms, before writing a 12,000-word dissertation over the summer, supervised by an expert in the department.

Careers

A postgraduate qualification from the University of Kent opens up a wealth of career opportunities by providing an impressive portfolio of skills and specialist knowledge.

Comparative Literature graduates develop key skills, including critical thinking, analysis and problem solving. They go on to successful careers in areas such as the media, academia and many different cultural institutions including libraries, museums and galleries.

We also recommend that you take advantage of the expertise and knowledge available from our Careers and Employability Service, which provides a range of advice, guidance and opportunities to enhance your career.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Reading Disorder: Psychopaths in Literature and Film
  • Comparative Literature in Theory and Practice 
  • Tales of the Fantastic 
  • Literature and Affect
  • Comparative Literature Dissertation

Key information

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • There is no fixed application deadline for applications from home/EU students, though we strongly recommend you apply as soon as possible.

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A second class honours degree (2.2 or above) or equivalent in a relevant subject (eg, Comparative Literature, English, Modern Languages, Classics, and other related disciplines).
  • All applicants are considered on an individual basis and additional qualifications, professional qualifications and relevant experience may also be taken into account when considering applications. 

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    17400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17400 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9300 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • EU - £13000

Part-time:

  • UK - £4650
  • EU - £6500
  • International - £8700

Living costs for Canterbury

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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.

Our partners

Comparative Literature
-
University of Kent

Wishlist

Go to your profile page to get personalised recommendations!