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Comparative Literature with Film Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #33 (QS) London, United Kingdom
Comparative Literature with Film Studies 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.
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Study the similarities and differences between literature written in different places and at different times in the heart of London, alongside study of film theory. The Comparative Literature with Film Studies modules at King's College London embrace 12 languages and six continents and span over 2,500 years. Focus extends beyond the modern and ancient literatures of Europe to the Americas, Australia, the Middle East, South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. Each year includes two Film Studies modules, which will provide you with a detailed knowledge of both the creative potential of film, and the relationship between film and society.

Key benefitsComparative Literature:

  • Our course draws on the teaching and research expertise of some of the highest ranked literature departments in the UK.
  • Flexible course – students have the opportunity to choose from a wide variety of of modules across a number of departments.
  • 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.
  • Central location offers students the opportunity to benefit from London’s unique cultural resources.
  • 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.

Career prospects

Our graduates go on to work in a range of professions, including law, banking, the civil service, information technology, librarianship, education, heritage industries, the media, journalism and the performing arts. Others choose to stay and pursue postgraduate qualifications at King’s.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • What is Comparative Literature? Conceptions and Methods
  • The Writer in the Text
  • Comparative Literature: Theoretical Foundations
  • Genres of World Literature
  • Film Studies
  • Introduction to Film Studies: Forms
  • Introduction to Film Studies: Contexts
  • Literature of Empire
  • Ideas of Nation
  • The Book in the Modern World

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements


  • 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.
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Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
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