Taught course

Comparative Literature

King's College London · Department for Comparative Literature

Entry requirements

2:1 undergraduate degree in an appropriate subject, such as English, Modern Languages, Classics, Cultural Studies, History, Politics or International Relations. Applicants without a literature degree should demonstrate academic engagement with literary study in their application.

In order to meet the academic entry requirements for this programme you should have a minimum 2:1 undergraduate degree with a final mark of at least 60% or above in the UK marking scheme. If you are still studying you should be achieving an average of at least 60% or above in the UK marking scheme.

Months of entry


Course content

Study literature from six different continents, covering over 2,500 years, and compare literatures, written in many different languages, from across the world and from antiquity to the present day.

We offer a unique range of options from the ancient world right up to twenty-first century European, Asian, Middle Eastern, African, and American literature as well as the opportunity to develop your language skills.

Key benefits

  • Unique combination of geographical range and historical depth.
  • Thematic approaches to facilitate cross-cultural readings on topical issues.
  • Study with academic staff who are leading experts in European and World Literatures.
  • Opportunity to specialize with optional modules from across the Faculty of Arts & Humanities, including learning a language at our Modern Language Centre.
  • Located in the heart of London, close to libraries and cultural institutions.
  • An internationally respected MA that offers a springboard to further study.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Officer
+44 (0) 20 7848 7000