Taught course

Comparative Literature

Institution
University of St Andrews · School of Modern Languages
Qualifications
MLittPGDipMPhil

Entry requirements

A good degree with Honours in a relevant discipline of the Arts and Humanities from a UK university or its equivalent; one language taught at the School of Modern Languages to SCQF Level 7 or equivalent.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The MLitt in Comparative Literature explores the transnational understanding of literature and culture, providing students with a critical evaluation of theoretical approaches combined with the intensive study of an extremely broad range of European texts and their relations to other literatures.

Course highlights

  • Students receive training in traditional and new research techniques and have the opportunity to broaden their language portfolios.
  • Small class sizes of no more than 20 students provide a close-knit postgraduate community and friendly environment.
  • A wide range of optional modules provides the opportunity to take modules from other disciplines or to learn a third language.

Teaching format

The MLitt in Comparative Literature is a one-year taught programme run by the School of Modern Languages. The programme explores the transnational understanding of literature and culture. It aims to provide training in traditional and new research techniques.

The taught portion of the course consists of four compulsory modules and a range of optional modules held over two semesters. Classes are delivered through a mixture of lectures (with around 20 students) and seminars (which vary from individual one-to-one teaching up to ten students). Modules are assessed through coursework; there are no final exams for this programme.

You will spend the summer months focusing on researching and writing a final dissertation of no more than 15,000 words.

Information for international students

International students are expected to achieve IELTS grade 7.0 or equivalent.

Fees and funding

UK students
£7500
International students
£17090

http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/study/pg/fees-and-funding/

Qualification and course duration

MLitt

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

PGDip

part time
21 months
full time
9 months

MPhil

full time
24 months
part time
48 months

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations10
Written coursework / continuous assessment55
Dissertation35 (15000 words)

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Secretary
Email
pgmodlangs@st-andrews.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1334 463670