The MA in German & Comparative Literature is a one-year (full-time) or two-year (part-time) taught masters degree designed for students who wish to study German literature within a broader international context.
Students on the programme take modules totalling 180 credits. These include one compulsory modules worth 20 credits on contemporary debates relating to literature across cultures as well as one compulsory Guided Reading module worth 20 credits. A supervised 10,000-word dissertation worth 60 credits on a comparative topic combining German and European literature is normally completed in the summer (a 4,000 word critical survey is prepared in advance of the dissertation, usually in term 2; the survey will count for 10%, the dissertation for 90 per cent of the final dissertation mark). In addition, students choose optional modules totalling 80 credits, taught over two semesters.