Royal Holloway, University of London

Royal Holloway, University of London

Comparative Literature and Culture

The MA by Research (Comparative Literature and Culture) is a flexible programme that allows you to undertake in-depth study (both full and part-time), under the supervision of international experts, on a broad range of subjects, including literature, visual or cultural studies or comparative topics. The core of the MA by Research is a 25,000 word dissertation on a subject of your choosing, intended to give you the scope to explore your area of interest in real depth and to develop sophisticated critical and analytical research and writing skills. You will also complete a research-focussed, taught module which will equip you with a range of theoretical and historical approaches to the study of literature, art and culture, enabling you to articulate, refine and persistently test your approach to your chosen topic within this broader theoretical and methodological framework.

Entry requirements

A minimum of a 2.1 UK honours degree in a relevant subject or overseas equivalent. Relevant professional qualifications and relevant experience in an associated area. English language requirements: IELTS 6.5 overall with 7.0 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in all other subscores.

Course modules

Mandatory modules include:
Theories of Literature and Visual Culture (40 credits)
This core course is taught across two terms. It provides you with knowledge of a range of historical and modern theoretical approaches to the study of literature and the visual arts. It refines your theoretical understanding and provides you with the methodological tools to proceed to PhD research if you so wish.
Dissertation (140 credits):
A 25,000 word dissertation on a subject of your choice. You will receive one-to-one support from your supervisor.

Assessment methods

The taught course is assessed by essay and presentation. The dissertation is examined by a Visiting Examiner and includes a Viva Voce.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA (Res) Full-time September 2017 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MA (Res) Full-time September 2017 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA (Res) Full-time September 2017 GBP 12,500 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA (Res) Full-time September 2017 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA (Res) Full-time September 2017 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA (Res) Full-time September 2017 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA (Res) Full-time September 2017 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 1 years
MA (Res) Part-time September 2017 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 2 years
MA (Res) Part-time September 2017 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MA (Res) Part-time September 2017 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MA (Res) Part-time September 2017 GBP 12,500 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MA (Res) Part-time September 2017 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA (Res) Part-time September 2017 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MA (Res) Part-time September 2017 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Royal Holloway Egham TW20 0EX South East

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