University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge

European and Latin American Comparative Literatures and Cultures

The course provides you with the critical and theoretical tools to enable you to undertake in-depth study of specific aspects of European literature and culture or Latin American and Francophone contexts. It introduces you to a broad range of critical theory concepts and allows you to write a short thesis. You take 3 taught courses consisting of lectures and seminars, 1 of which is a core course in critical theory.

Entry requirements

Applicants for this course should have achieved a UK high 2.1 Honours degree.

Course modules

Examples of modules that may be offered: the modern city; cultures of the renaissance; marginalities in nineteenth-century European culture; modern and contemporary French and francophone culture: articulations of the real; searching for happiness; inventing history; the alterity of medieval literature; enlightenment and its critics: from Kant to Foucault; memory and subjectivity in the German novel; new commitments: literature, cinema and culture in Italy 1960 �present; women writers in early modern Italy; culture and society of east Slavic lands from the Mongol invasions to the battle of Poltava; literature and nationalism in Russia and eastern Europe; revolutionising body and mind in early twentieth-century Russia; al-Andalus and Espino: translation and tolerance; golden age literature and culture: the baroque marvel; Iberian voices; the consolidation and crisis of representation in Ibero-American literature; Latin American literary culture; Latin American film and visual arts.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on a combination of essays and a thesis.

Sponsorship information

AHRC (Arts and Humanities Research Council); CCEIT (Cambridge Commonwealth, European and International Trust) including Cambridge International Scholarship Scheme (CISS); Vice-Chancellors' Awards (previously known as CHESS/CHSS); Gates Cambridge Trust; Robert Gardiner Memorial Scholarship; College funding; MML MPhil Awards.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MPhil Full-time £ 9,468 per Academic year (home fees) 9 months
MPhil Full-time £ 20,535 per Academic year (overseas fees) 9 months
MPhil Full-time £ 9,468 per Academic year (EU fees) 9 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Cambridge University Cambridge CB2 1TN East of England

Key information

Telephone number: 
01223 760606