The MA in Comparative Literatures and Cultures gives you the opportunity to study the encounters and exchanges between literatures and cultures across Europe and beyond. We welcome graduates of all arts and humanities disciplines. You will become acquainted with the theory and practice of comparative cultural study, and consider how concepts of national cultures cross borders and interact with ideas of the global and transnational. You will gain a thorough grounding in cultural theory, critical reading and research skills, and put this theoretical knowledge into practice by studying topics and themes that span the disciplines, national contexts and time periods taught by experts in the School of Modern Languages. While knowledge of a foreign language is not a requirement for this programme, you will have the opportunity to learn a language at a variety of levels, from beginner to advanced, and to engage directly with material in foreign languages throughout the MA. The programme culminates in a dissertation - an extended piece of original academic research. As a postgraduate, you will be considered a full member of the academic community, with the opportunity to participate in the many research seminars and conferences taking place within the Faculty of Arts.
How to apply
The University of Bristol welcomes applications from international students and accepts a wide range of qualifications for postgraduate study. If you study or have studied at a university outside the UK, please select the relevant page for further information on qualifications, scholarships and education representatives in your country/region: bristol.ac.uk/international/countries
An upper second-class honours degree (or international equivalent) in an arts or humanities discipline, such as modern languages, English or comparative literature, linguistics, history, visual art, theatre or film. Applicants should have studied at least one literature module, and have achieved 60% or above (or international equivalent) in this. Non-traditional qualifications/routes may also be considered. See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£6250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£6250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Information on funding for prospective UK, EU and international postgraduate students. (http://www.bristol.ac.uk/fees-funding/postgraduate/)
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