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Our Comparative Literature department at King’s is one of the few departments dedicated to the study of comparative literature in the UK.   

Here you can explore literature from across five continents, in a dozen languages, spanning over 2,500 years. Where else in the UK can you study African literature in both English and French, alongside Greek modernist poetry?   

Our master’s courses give you the opportunity to study literatures from across the globe with topics stretching beyond the modern literatures of Europe to the Americas, Australia, India, the Middle East, and north and sub-Saharan Africa.  

You can study all this and more in a central London location that opens the doors to endless world-class libraries, institutes, galleries, museums and theatres.  



Postgraduate Comparative Literature courses available:
Duration One year FT, two years PT, September to September

Study MA Comparative Literature at King's College London.

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Duration Expected to be PhD (initial registration for MPhil), three years FT, four-six years PT. September to September, January to January or April to April.

MPhil/PhD Comparative Literature Research at King's College London.

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Postgraduate modules



Modern Language Centre courses

As well as offering all King's students a discount on Evening & Saturday Language Courses, the Modern Language Centre supports the studies of our postgraduate students by offering credit-bearing modules and non credit-bearing modules (PG-only) free of charge.

Learning a language as a postgraduate student will encourage you to develop the ways in which you learn and retain information. The MLC's postgraduate-only courses focus on reading and speaking skills and revolve around the student's own research.

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