Comparative Literature MLittUniversity of St Andrews
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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.
- 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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- Apples and Oranges
- Comparative Literature: Research in Practice
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.
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.
Many graduates continue their education by enrolling in PhD programs at St Andrews.
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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