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Expand your horizons by studying literatures and cultures from around the world. Our BA in Comparative Literature allows you to delve into a range of literatures from different time periods, genres and languages. You’ll examine links between literature and other art forms, including music, film, popular culture and visual arts. In the first year you’ll be given a solid grounding in the discipline of literary studies. Throughout the course, you can tailor your studies to concentrate on the areas of literature that interest you the most, with options from modern fairy tales to European literature to modernist literature in India and China. You can also study a host of themes ranging from madness to migration. There are some creative options, such as editing your own anthology. You also have the option to extend your degree by studying abroad for a year.
Year 1 Compulsory Critical Thinking and Writing for Comparative Literature European Literature and its Contexts Introduction to Comparison Introduction to Literature: Texts and Contexts The Scene of Learning Understanding Culture: An Introduction to Cultural Theory Choose two from Brief Encounters: Short Stories and Tall Tales Myth and Modernity The Opposite of Science: How to analyse poems The Romantic Experience in Europe (1800–1840)
Assessment typically includes a combination of exams and coursework, or coursework only. The final year may include completion of a research project.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
English language requirements
All applicants to QMUL must show they meet a minimum academic English language standard for admission and to be successful on the course. Please refer to the website below for details on our English Language requirements by course and acceptable alternative qualifications. You will also find important information regarding UKVI's English requirements if you are applying as an international student who will require Tier 4 immigration permission to enter the UK.
Queen Mary University of London: English Language Requirements
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.