A UK masters degree, or its international equivalent, in a related subject.
If you intend to undertake aspects of the programme in any languages other than English, you should be competent in those languages.
We may also consider your application if you have equivalent qualifications or experience; please check with your potential supervisor before you apply.
All applicants must also meet our English language requirements.
Months of entry
Part of our European Languages & Cultures research area, Comparative Literature involves the study of literary works of different linguistic and cultural systems, and encourages exploration of the interrelations between literature and the other arts. In the course of your research, you will be focusing on literary themes, genres and historical periods from the perspective of comparative study.
Our research options embrace a range of languages and cultures within Europe, North America, South America and Asia.
We can provide you with supervision on a wide range of topics within the School, including European and world literature, word and image, word and music, and film.
Further expertise is available from the extensive pool of specialists researching across the University.
Information for international students
To find out about the support offered to international students at Edinburgh from arrival to graduation visit: http://www.ed.ac.uk/studying/international
Fees and funding
Visit Scholarships and Student Funding Services at: http://www.ed.ac.uk/student-funding
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Graduate School Administrator
- +44 (0)131 650 4114