MA Comparative Literature
The MA in Comparative Literature is an innovative and comprehensive study of literature and culture, combining a strong grounding in the theory and methodology of Comparative Literature with a range of specially designed courses that analyse literature and other forms of expression across linguistic and cultural boundaries. Students on the Programme have a wide choice of modules, drawing on King’s strengths in the Humanities.
The MA in Comparative Literature can be taken as a one-year (full-time) or two-year (part-time) programme. Students take modules totalling 180 credits, which include two compulsory modules (the dissertation and a module on the practice and theory of Comparative Literature). The supervised dissertation (worth 60 credits on a comparative topic) is usually completed in the summer. In addition, students choose optional modules totalling 100 credits, taught over two semesters, from Comparative Literature optional modules and a number of departments in the School of Humanities.
Our MA students play a key role in the LINKS conference. The London Intercollegiate Network for Comparative Studies grew out of collaboration between Comparative Literature at King’s and University College London (UCL) and its annual conference is a key event in our calendar.
MA students also participate in the Graduate Reading Forum.
The MA programme offers ideal training for doctoral research. Graduates of the programme have continued on to PhDs in a variety of disciplines including Comparative Literature, English, and the Modern Languages.