Our usual entrance requirement is a masters degree in a related subject, however, you may be admitted if you have other qualifications or work experience that are deemed comparable. You should contact your potential supervisor to discuss. Students working in any languages other than English should be competent in those languages. English language requirements may also apply.
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 of Edinburgh.
Information for international students
Fees and funding
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Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Graduate School Administrator
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