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Comparative Literature BA

UCAS code: Q200

Key information

Course type:
Single honours
Delivery mode:
Classroom
Study mode:
Full time
Duration:
Three years
Application status:
Open
Start date:
September 2023
Application deadline:
25 January 2023
Apply via UCAS

Study the similarities and differences between literature written in different places and at different times in the heart of London. Our Comparative Literature modules embrace 10 languages and 5 continents and span over 2,500 years. The focus extends beyond the modern and ancient literatures of Europe to the Americas, the Middle East, South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. Where else in the UK can you study African literature in English and French alongside Arab modernist poetry, or modern Indian literature alongside the eighteenth-century European novel? All in a central London location that opens the doors to endless world-class libraries, institutes, galleries, concert halls and theatres.

Key benefits

  • 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.
  • Centrally located, offering opportunities to benefit from London's unique literary and cultural resources.
  • Our flexible study courses allow you to pursue your research interests and choose from a wide variety of modules across a number of departments.
  • You will acquire analytical and presentational skills valued by employers in heritage-related professions, the media, education, civil service and the performing arts.
  • Our flexible study courses allow you to pursue your research interests and choose from a wide variety of modules across a number of departments.
  • Study abroad is available at a wide number of partner institutions in Europe, the USA, Asia and Australia.
Ranyechi

I love studying Comparative Literature! It has given me the opportunity to learn about cultures that I may not have encountered otherwise and has given me the chance to continue learning Spanish, a language that I really enjoy studying.

Ranyechi, Comparative Literature BA

Employability

Our graduates go on to work in a range of professions including accountancy, administration, banking, broadcasting, the civil service, journalism, law, marketing, teaching (in the UK or abroad) and the tourism industry. Others choose to continue their studies at graduate level.

 

Employability

Our graduates go on to work in a range of professions including accountancy, administration, banking, broadcasting, the civil service, journalism, law, marketing, teaching (in the UK or abroad) and the tourism industry. Others choose to continue their studies at graduate level.

 

Key information

Course type:
Single honours
Delivery mode:
Classroom
Study mode:
Full time
Duration:
Three years
Application status:
Open
Start date:
September 2023
Application deadline:
25 January 2023
Apply via UCAS

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