University of Kent

University of Kent

Comparative Literature

The programme comprises three main interweaving strands: Themes and major figures in European literature; Interactions between European national literatures, as reflected in important genres such as autobiography and the fantastic; Comparative literature in theory and practice, with an emphasis on the history of the discipline and ways of reading literature comparatively. These complementary strands encourage comparative analysis in a variety of contexts: national literatures, genres, media and theory.

Entry requirements

A first or 2.1 in a relevant subject (e.g. English, French, German, Italian, Hispanic studies, classics), or equivalent.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by one 5,000-word essay for each module, and the dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 5,250 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 12,890 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Part-time £ 2,625 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MA Part-time £ 6,460 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Canterbury Campus Canterbury CT2 7NZ South East

Key information

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