UCL (University College London)

UCL (University College London)

Comparative Literature

This course is taught on an interdepartmental basis by staff who, between them, cover an exceptionally wide range of expertise. The flexible nature of the programme enables students to develop their own interests whilst gaining a thorough understanding of modern literary theory and comparative literature. Teaching and supervision are organised on an interdepartmental basis. Teaching sessions are envisaged as interactive, with a limited amount of lecturing and an emphasis on student participation and critical discussion.

Entry requirements

A minimum of an upper 2nd Class Honours degree in a relevant discipline from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

Course modules

Core modules: Modern literary theory; comparative literary studies. Options may include the following: Ancient Rome on film; apocalypse literature (from romanticism to the millennium); border narratives in Latin America; comparative medieval literature; Francophone postcolonial studies; memory and literature in a globalised culture; representations of trauma (Holocaust writing); Spanish narrative since 1939; translation theory and practice; Bakhtin and others (alterity, identity, dialogue); masculinity in literature and cinematic adaptations; Nabokov and Russian exile literature; Russian romanticism; modern Chinese literature in translation; modern Japanese literature; literature in African languages; literatures of South Asia.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on a combination of shorter and longer essays and the dissertation.

Sponsorship information

Arts and Humanities Research Council.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 9,020 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 18,670 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Part-time £ 4,510 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MA Part-time £ 9,285 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bloomsbury Campus Camden WC1E 6BT South East

Key information

Admissions Officer
Telephone number: 
020 7679 3096