Taught course

Comparative Literature

University of Nottingham · School of Modern Languages and Cultures

Entry requirements

A first degree with at least an upper second class honours, or an equivalent qualification.

Months of entry


Course content

This MA offers students the opportunity to study, in comparative perspective, in the original language or in translation as appropriate, a range of national and regional literatures from around the world written in European languages taught in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures. In offering literatures in French, German, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian and Serbian/Croatian from Europe, the Americas and Africa, this programme provides one of the most comprehensive comparative literature coverages in the UK. Uniquely students are also given the opportunity to acquire skills in literary translation and the crirical management of such translations by opting for modules from the MA in Translation Studies and partaking in the activities of the School's Centre for Translation and Comparative Cultural Studies. The availability of optional modules allows students to put together an individual programme of comparative literature study, drawing on the expertise available in the School, to reflect their own current research interests and future research trajectories.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24-36 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

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