Research course

Comparative Literature Research

King's College London · Comparative Literature Programme

Entry requirements

An MA at Distinction level (or equivalent) in a subject in which the study of literature plays a significant part; a good reading knowledge of one of the European languages offered in a department at King's.

Months of entry


Course content

King's welcomes applications from students with research interests in any area of modern or medieval and classical literature in the western European languages. Special research focuses include: the classical tradition, postcolonial literatures; and relations between modern literature and the visual arts. Current PhD topics include: space in the 19th century. European novel; terror in English and French novels of the city; metonymy in ancient Greek and German poetry.

Department specialisms

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Information for international students

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Fees and funding

Main source of funding is the AHRC, but students have also been successful in the competitions of the School of Arts & Humanities and the Graduate School. Those wishing to apply for AHRC funding must submit the postgraduate application form and the AHRC application form by the beginning of March.

Qualification and course duration


part time
48-72 months
full time
36 months


part time
48-72 months
full time
36 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Officer, Centre for Arts & Sciences Admissions (CASA)
+44 (0) 20 7848 2736
+44 (0) 20 7848 7200