36 months
21100 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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A BA Comparative Literatures and Cultures degree from University of Bristol  offers an exciting opportunity to study a wealth of international cultural production in depth and breadth.

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You will study the literatures and cultures of the world in comparative frameworks that draw on methodologies from textual, cultural and visual studies, as well as from translation, philosophy, history, social science and critical theory. Texts will be read in English translation.

In the first two years of the  BA Comparative Literatures and Cultures degree from University of Bristol   you will study core units such as: What is Comparative Literature and How Do We Practise It?; Introduction to Visual Cultures; Popular Representation and Institutions of Culture; and Migrations of Culture.


This programme encourages a range of attributes that are highly valued by employers, such as intercultural understanding, analytical and critical thinking, clarity and self confidence in communication, an aptitude for collaborative work, and creativity.

The course will instil habits of curiosity, openness, rigour, self reflection and evidence-based thinking, which will prepare you for a flexible career across a wide variety of sectors.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Comparative Literature: What is it and how can we practise it?
  • Shaping France
  • Medieval and Renaissance Italy
  • Understanding Russia: Critical Approaches

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

  • AAB including an Arts subject

  • BBB including an Arts subject

  • 34 points overall with 17 at Higher Level, including 5 at Higher Level in an Arts subject

  • Requirements for principal subjects are as for A-level, where D1/ D2 is A*, D3 is A, M1/ M2 is B, and M3 is C.

  • Access to HE Diploma in Humanities, Social Sciences, Law or History (or similar titles). The 45 graded Level 3 credits must include at least 21 credits at Distinction and 24 at Merit or above. Plus B in an Arts subject at A-level (or equivalent)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21100 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • EU students: £21100 per year
  • Channel Islands and Isle of Man students: £9,250 per year

Living costs for Bristol

750 - 1260 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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