48 months
21100 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
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A Comparative Literatures and Cultures and German degree from University of Bristol offers an unmatched opportunity to study international cultural production in depth and breadth.

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You will study global literatures and cultures 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.

Core units in years one and two currently include What is Comparative Literature and How Do We Practise It?; Introduction to Visual Cultures; Popular Representation and Institutions of Culture; Migrations of Culture. Additionally, you will have a wide choice of optional units based in the culture of a single language or a combination of cultures.


This Comparative Literatures and Cultures and German degree from University of Bristol   encourages attributes highly valued by employers, including intercultural understanding, analytical and critical thinking, clarity and self confidence in communication, an aptitude for collaborative work and creativity. It will instil habits of curiosity, openness, rigour, self-reflection and evidence-based thinking, preparing you for careers in a variety of sectors.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • German Language 1 (ab initio)
  • Comparative Literature: What is it and how can we practise it?
  • Shaping France
  • Medieval and Renaissance Italy

  • Understanding Russia: Critical Approaches

  • German Literature and Film: Genres, Texts, Contexts

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


480 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • ABB including a modern language

  • BBC including B in a modern language

  • 32 points overall with 16 at Higher Level, including 5 at Higher Level in a modern language

  • 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.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21100 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • EU students: £21100per 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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