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Comparative Literature

King's College London

B.A. On Campus
36 months
Duration
19800 GBP/year
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About

Comparative Literature at King's College London is the study of literature beyond the borders of one particular country or cultural group, and the study of the interactions between literature and other forms of human expression, including the arts, the sciences, and cultural artifacts of all kinds.

Overview

Explore the similarities and differences between literature written in different places and at different times. The Department of Comparative Literature at King’s covers 12 languages, six continents, and spans over 2,500 years.

All in a central London location that opens the doors to endless world-class libraries, institutes, galleries, concert halls and theatres. Focus extends beyond the modern and ancient literatures of Europe to the Americas, Australia, the Middle East, South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. Where else in the UK can you study African literature in English and French alongside Greek modernist poetry, or modern Indian literature alongside the eighteenth-century European novel?

Key benefits

  • All modules are taught in English translation, though you are encouraged to read in the original language where possible and supported in the development of new linguistic skills.
  • Centrally located, offering opportunities to benefit from London’s unique literary and cultural resources.
  • Friendly and supportive learning environment and student community.
  • You will acquire analytical and presentational skills valued by employers in heritage-related professions, the media, education, civil service and the performing arts.
  • Our flexible study courses allow you to pursue your research interests and choose from a wide variety of modules across a number of departments.
  • Study abroad is available at a wide number of partner institutions in Europe, the USA, Asia and Australia.

Career prospects

Graduates of the Comparative Literature at King's College London go on to work in a range of professions including accountancy, administration, banking, broadcasting, the civil service, journalism, law, marketing, teaching (in the UK or abroad) and the tourism industry. Others choose to continue their studies at graduate level.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • What is Comparative Literature? Conceptions & Methods
  • The Writer in the Text
  • Comparative Literature: Theoretical Foundations
  • Genres of World Literature
  • Literature of Empire
  • Ideas of Nation
  • The Book in the Modern World

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
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Credits

360 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
100
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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Other requirements

General requirements

AAB

  • Please note that A-level General Studies, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills and Global Perspectives are not accepted by King's as one of your A-levels. However, if offered the grade achieved may be taken into account when considering whether or not to accept a candidate who has just fallen short of the conditions of their offer.
Required subjects
  • English Literature or English Language & Literature (A-level)
  • Plus a GCSE in a Modern or Ancient Language at grade 6/B (or equivalent)

Preferred subjects

  • Modern or Ancient language

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19800 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19800 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.

Funding

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