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Comparative Literature MLitt

University of St Andrews
1 year
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
St Andrews
English
06 September 2021
Application deadline: 11 August 2021

Program description

Comparative Literature MLitt

The MLitt in Comparative Literature explores the transnational understanding of literature and culture, providing students with a critical evaluation of classical and contemporary theoretical approaches combined with the intensive study of a broad range of texts across national, cultural and linguistic borders, and the relations between them.

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

Admission requirements

  • A good 2.1 Honours undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline. If you studied your first degree outside the UK.
  • One language in which the School of Modern Languages has research expertise (Arabic, Chinese, French, Italian, German, Persian, Russian or Spanish) to Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework Level 7, Common European Framework Level B1, or equivalent.
  • English language proficiency.

The qualifications listed are indicative minimum requirements for entry. Some academic Schools will ask applicants to achieve significantly higher marks than the minimum. Obtaining the listed entry requirements will not guarantee you a place, as the University considers all aspects of every application including, where applicable, the writing sample, personal statement, and supporting documents.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.


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Program content

Compulsory modules

  • Apples and Oranges
  • Comparative Literature: Research in Practice

Optional modules

Here is a sample of optional modules that may be offered.

  • Reading Literature
  • French Literary Revolutions
  • German Literary and Cultural Contexts
  • Italian Literary and Cultural Contexts
  • Middle Eastern Literary and Cultural Contexts
  • New Approaches to the Russian Literary Canon
  • Patterns in Hispanic Literature and Film
  • Research and Professional Skills
  • Problems of Culture and Identity (1)
  • Problems of Culture and Identity (2)
  • Europe and America

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Program delivery

Classes are delivered primarily via seminars (which vary from individual one-to-one teaching up to ten students), and occasionally through lectures with no more than twenty students.

Tuition fees

For more information about tuition fees, please visit our website.

Continuing studies

Many graduates continue their education by enrolling in PhD programs at St Andrews.

Career opportunities

Modern Language postgraduates go on to careers in the academic field or in other areas, for example as cultural advisors, translators, or in the public or civil service.

Recent graduates have secured posts such as:

  • adviser to the CBI
  • postgraduate recruitment officer at GCHQ
  • professional translator
  • research assistant
  • television subtitler
  • university teacher.

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University of St Andrews

The University of St Andrews is Scotland’s first University. As a 600 year-old institution, we are known across the globe for our world leading quality and depth of research. For six centuries some of the world’s brightest and most promising...


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Why study at University of St Andrews

The University of St Andrews is situated in a truly beautiful location. Part of a seaside town it is a picturesque and inspirational location to pursue your studies, where you will have the thinking space needed to be your very best. As a smaller university our size is one of our greatest strengths with class sizes allowing for a close and individual learning experience and giving great access and support from your teachers.

Graduates of St Andrews are highly sought after by employers around the world due to our reputation for excellence. A qualification from St Andrews will help you reach your ambitions and kickstart your career.

Consistently ranked as the best student academic experience in the UK by students in the National Student Survey, your time as a student in St Andrews will be unique and rewarding, leaving you with a prestigious qualification, but also memories and connections to treasure for years to come.

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University of St Andrews

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St Katharine's West
KY16 9AX St Andrews
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