Taught course

Comparative Literature

Institution
University of Glasgow · School of Modern Languages and Cultures
Qualifications
MLitt

Entry requirements

Candidates should normally have a good Honours degree (2.1 or better) or equivalent in a Modern Foreign Language or cognate discipline (such as English Literature or Philosophy).

Months of entry

September

Course content

The Masters in Comparative Literature offers interdisciplinary study across linguistic cultures as well as academic fields. Benefitting from a strong and diverse School of Modern Languages and Cultures, you will be able to take courses in the comparative study of literatures, film, visual arts, or societies of two or more language areas OR across two or more disciplines. The high degree of flexibility means that you are able to design a unique programme of study suited to your interests.

  • This Programme is suitable for students with a strong background in literary and cultural theory and interpretation. Here you can study literature, film or other cultural artefacts from a variety of perspectives, with a strong focus on the critical apparatus of the last two centuries.
  • You will be taught by world-leading researchers in these fields.

  • The School provides a wide range of languages, with a total of nine European languages as well as Mandarin. Other ancient and modern languages are available elsewhere in the College or Arts.
  • The programme is suitable whether or not you already have knowledge of one or more foreign languages; you may follow it entirely in English translation, or make use of your linguistic skills in our areas of expertise. If you wish to take up a new language, this can be part of your programme of study.
  • The School hosts a vibrant postgraduate community, with student-led research seminars and social activities.
  • This Masters actively encourages you to take courses from across the College, creating a programme which is intensely interdisciplinary, and can be bespoke to your individual interests.
  • Our MLitt is complemented within the SMLC by the MSc in Translation Studies as well as by MLitts across the College of Arts, for example, the MLitt in Modernism and the MLitt in Fantasy.

Qualification and course duration

MLitt

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Laura Martin
Email
laura.martin@glasgow.ac.uk