University of Bristol

University of Bristol

European Literatures

The course offers the opportunity for detailed, comparative study of European and British literature in the 19th and 20th centuries. You will study works belonging to the major cultural traditions covered by the School of Modern Languages and the Department of English. Through the programme, you will develop advanced critical and analytical skills in comparative literary study. The programme culminates in a dissertation, an extended piece of original academic research.

Entry requirements

An upper 2nd Class Honours degree (or international equivalent). Non-traditional qualifications/routes may also be considered.

Course modules

Core Units: the rise of the novel in 19th-century Europe; tradition and experimentation in 20th-century European fiction; research skills in modern languages. Optional Units: At least 1 MA English Literature unit; 2 additional optional units from the very wide range available in English literature, modern languages or more broadly across the Faculty. Following successful completion of the taught part of the programme, you are required to complete a dissertation of 15,000 words.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 6,100 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 14,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Part-time £ 3,050 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Tyndall Avenue, Bristol Bristol BS8 1TH South West

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Key information

Graduate School of Arts and Humanities
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