Taught course

German and Comparative Literature

University of St Andrews · School of Modern Languages

Entry requirements

A good 2.1 Honours undergraduate degree in German Studies, English Studies or a related subject. If you studied your first degree outside the UK, see the international entry requirements.

Months of entry


Course content

The MLitt in German and Comparative Literature offers a unique opportunity to gain a comparative perspective on German literature through a joint qualification from the University of St Andrews (MLitt) and the University of Bonn in Germany (MA).

Applications are made through the University of Bonn; see the Bonn web pages for how to apply.

The programme will deepen your knowledge of the latest thinking in literary and comparative studies and give you the research, communication and writing skills needed to embark on a PhD or top-level graduate career.
Students spend their first year in Germany and the second year in Scotland. 


  • Students become truly bilingual and intercultural by studying at two world-renowned and historic universities.
  • The course combines a theoretical grounding in comparative literature with the practical experience of a transnational degree.
  • The programme is taught by a group of internationally renowned experts in all major areas of German and comparative studies from the Middle Ages to the 21st century.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

The University of St Andrews is committed to attracting the very best students, regardless of financial circumstances. Find out more about the scholarships and postgraduate loans available.

All Home-funded students benefit from a tuition fee scholarship that covers almost 75% of the tuition fees. This scholarship is automatically applied, and students don’t need to apply for it.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MLitt
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Secretary
+44 (0)1334 46 3670