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Comparative Literature BA
UCAS code: Q200
At King’s we offer you a lively and intellectually stimulating home in the heart of London where you will be taught by leading experts. 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 modern Indian literature and the eighteenth-century European novel? All in an exciting location that opens the doors to endless world-class libraries, institutes, cinemas, galleries, concert halls and theatres.
- 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.
- Friendly and supportive learning environment and student community.
- 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.
“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.”
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