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Comparative Literature and Culture with Foundation Year (Part-time)

72 months
7280 GBP/year
4625 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Comparative Literature and Culture with Foundation Year (Part-time) from Birkbeck, University of London gives you the opportunity to explore connections across national boundaries and different periods from the Renaissance to postmodernity, and to consciously reflect on your critical approach.  


At Comparative Literature and Culture with Foundation Year (Part-time) from Birkbeck, University of London you will be able to study the literature, thought, history, film and visual culture of the French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish and Latin American worlds through a number of comparative modules focusing on specific themes across time and place, as well as through more in-depth modules focusing on a single culture.


This is a new programme, but students from other programmes offered by the Department of Cultures and Languages have gone on to a range of careers and jobs including teaching, translation, publishing, journalism, commerce and banking.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Breaking Boundaries of Knowledge
  • Learning through the Global City
  • The Arts: Perspectives and Possibilities
  • French 
  • German 
  • Italian
  • Japanese 
  • Spanish 
  • The Arts: Questioning the Contemporary World

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 72 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

You are strongly advised to apply now, to ensure there are still places on your chosen course and to give you enough time to complete the admissions process.


720 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application form
  • Applicants for admission to degree programmes must be at least 18 years old
  • Provide your personal details, home address and to confirm your residency status.
  • Upload a scan of your photographic identification
  • Upload certificates or transcripts of your previous qualifications, where relevant
  • CV
  • Write a personal statement that describes your academic abilities and your commitment to succeeding on the course you are applying for

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    7280 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7280 GBP per year during 72 months.
  • National

    4625 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4625 GBP per year during 72 months.
  • Home students, Year 3+: £6935 pa
  • International students, Year 3+: £10920 pa

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.


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.

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