36 months
19300 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Comparative Literature and Culture course at Royal Holloway University of London offers you the opportunity to study literature from across the world, as well as exploring film, philosophy and visual arts. 


This course combines a fascinating breadth of material with a focus on contexts – places, periods, and genres – to explore how key cultural shifts transform how we see, represent, and make sense of our changing world. Comparative Literature and Culture at Royal Holloway is a unique and intellectually stimulating course that will develop you as a culturally-aware, creative and adaptable thinker.

Career opportunities

As a culturally-aware, creative and adaptable thinker, graduating from Royal Holloway will help you stand out in a crowded global marketplace.

Students of the Comparative Literature and Culture course at Royal Holloway University of London are attractive to employers because they think quickly and flexibly, communicate effectively, have a rich cultural and transnational awareness and the ability to analyse closely and range broadly.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Reading Texts: Criticism for Comparative Literature
  • Tales of the City: Introduction to Thematic Analysis
  • Histories of Representation
  • Critical and Comparative Approaches
  • International Film: Readings and Representations
  • A Special Theme in the Novel: Transgressions
  • Visual Arts: Genre and Movements
  • Gender and Clothing in 20th-Century Literature and Culture

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


360 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Levels: ABB-BBB
  • At least five GCSEs at grade A*-C or 9-4 including English and Mathematics.
  • All teaching at Royal Holloway  is in English. You will therefore need to have good enough written and spoken English to cope with your studies right from the start.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19300 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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