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Expand your literary and cultural horizons while also exploring language in all its aspects. Comparative literature makes comparisons and connections between literatures and cultures. You’ll study a range of genres, time periods, and national literatures, as well as cross-cutting themes. Linguistics complements the study of literature, focusing on how language works and how we communicate. You’ll develop systematic ways of looking at examples as diverse as youth language in our multilingual cities, or the English used in the media and politics. You’ll consider how new technologies shape the form of English and whether the spread of English is changing or even killing other languages. In your first year, you’ll take modules introducing you to various aspects of linguistic and literary theory. The exciting range of optional modules in your second and third years means you can tailor your studies to concentrate on the areas of literature and linguistics that interest you most. You can also extend your degree by studying abroad for a year.
Critical Thinking and Writing for Comparative Literature
Foundations of Linguistics
Introduction to Comparison
Introduction to Literature: Texts and Contexts
The Scene of Learning
Understanding Culture: An Introduction to Cultural Theory
Choose two from
English in Use
Introduction to English Syntax
Introduction to Phonology
Language in the UK
Languages of the World
Sounds of English
Assessment typically includes a combination of exams and coursework, or coursework only. Assessment of linguistics may take different forms, such as research diaries or poster presentations.
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||Main Site|
This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
To include at least one essay based A level in a humanities or social sciences subject.
Excluded subjects - General Studies.
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||
Queen Mary University of London welcomes applications from students currently studying Level 3 BTEC qualifications and will consider you for entry to the majority of our undergraduate courses. The typical entry requirements will vary according to the course you are applying for.
Some of our courses require specific subject knowledge which you may not be able to cover as part of a Level 3 BTEC qualification and we may therefore require additional Level 3 qualifications to ensure that you are suitably prepared for relevant courses. A small number of our courses do not accept BTEC qualifications for entry, either as a standalone qualification, or in combination with other qualifications at Level 3.
Information on our typical entry requirements and guidance for applying can be found at http://www.qmul.ac.uk/undergraduate/entry/btec/
If you are at all unsure about the acceptability of your BTEC qualification for entry, please contact the Admissions team for individual advice (firstname.lastname@example.org).
|Access to HE Diploma||
D: 18 credits
M: 15 credits
|We consider applications from students with the Access to Higher Education Diploma. The minimum academic requirement is to achieve 60 credits overall, with 45 credits at Level 3, of which 15 credits must be at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit or higher. Applications are considered on a case by case basis. Due to the high volume of applications, we do not make offers of study purely on the basis of meeting grade requirements.|
|Extended Project||We consider applications from students offering an EPQ and may make an alternative offer to include three A levels, one grade lower than our usual requirement, along with a specific grade in the EPQ.|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||A minimum of five GCSE passes to include English at grade C or 4 or an acceptable equivalent will be required.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||32 points||6,5,5 in HL subjects, to include an essay based humanities or social sciences subject at Higher Level.|
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
Fees and funding
|EU||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|England||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|Scotland||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|Wales||£9,250 *||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.