Goldsmiths, University of London

Goldsmiths, University of London

Comparative Literary Studies: Pathway in Comparative Literature and Criticism

This pathway centres on the study of the theory and practice of comparative literature; the core course, studies in comparative literature and criticism, introduce the history, main concepts, and debates of comparative literary theory, complementing these with close readings of a wide range of texts from different periods, media (verbal, visual, filmic), and from diverse cultural, geographic and linguistic backgrounds, thus giving students the opportunity to engage in detailed comparative readings; while the core course gives a strong grounding in comparative literature, students also have the opportunity to pursue wider interests by studying 3 options from the large provision of the department, choosing at least 1 of these in an area that is relevant to comparative studies; students further develop their own comparative reading skills and reflections through a 15,000-word dissertation to be submitted at the end of your programme of study; though at least a reading competence in another language is useful (though not compulsory), and students read texts in the original whenever possible, all texts are studied in English, in English translation, or with English subtitles.

Entry requirements

You should have (or expect to be awarded) an undergraduate degree of at least upper second class standard in a relevant/related subject or equivalent.
You might also be considered if you aren't a graduate or your degree is in an unrelated field, but have relevant experience and can show that you have the ability to work at postgraduate level. If English isn't your first language, you'll need to meet our English language requirements of IELTS 7.0 (including 7.0 in the written test).

Course modules

Core module: studies in comparative literature and criticism plus option modules.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,100 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,380 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,380 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,380 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,380 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,190 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,190 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,190 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,190 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,190 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Goldsmiths, University of London Lewisham SE14 6NW South East

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