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Comparative Literature

Study Comparative literature Twelve languages, five continents, over 2,500 years

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Comparative Literature at King’s  combines dynamic teaching and research activities across a wide range of European and non-European literature.

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Study Comparative Literature at PGT level as either a full-time or part-time student.

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research degrees

Our distinctive research profile extends from the real to the surreal, from literary theory to the classical tradition in the modern West, from postcolonial literatures to literature and the other arts.



Find out more about the language requirement for BA applicants as well as the options for language study during the degree, including studying at the Modern Language Centre.


Find a programme

Browse the Online Prospectus to find out more about entry requirements and application procedures for Comparative Literature Programmes.


study abroad

Find out about the many opportunities to study abroad as part of your Comparative Literature degree at King’s.
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