King's College London, University of London

King's College London, University of London

Comparative Literature

Special research focuses include: The classical tradition, postcolonial literatures; relations between modern literature and the visual arts; current PhD topics include: space in the 19th century. European novel; terror in English and French novels of the city; metonymy in ancient Greek and German poetry.

Entry requirements

A Master's at distinction level (or equivalent) in a subject in which the study of literature plays a significant part; a good reading knowledge of one of the European languages offered in a department at King's.

Course modules

Research includes: metonymy in ancient Greek and German poetry; French critical thought and comparative literature; the Bengali novel and representations of Africa; transnational modernisms; modern Chinese literary representations of the city; illness narratives in Arabic; domestic space i the Euopean novel; Palestinian and Arab-American speculative fiction.

Sponsorship information

AHRC; Humanities Research Studentships.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time £ 4,600 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
PhD Full-time £ 16,600 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years
PhD Part-time £ 2,300 per Academic year (home fees) 4 years
PhD Part-time £ 8,300 per Academic year (overseas fees) 4 years
MPhil Full-time £ 4,600 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MPhil Full-time £ 16,600 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years
MPhil Part-time £ 2,300 per Academic year (home fees) 4 years
MPhil Part-time £ 8,300 per Academic year (overseas fees) 4 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Strand Campus Westminster WC2R 2LS South East

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