Master Comparative Literature

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  • Objectives
    To develop literary (and, as applicable, language) skills to an advanced level and to provide a critical understanding of literature in its broadest context.
  • Entry requirements
    For graduates of English or a language-specific degree.
  • Academic title
    MA Comparative Literature
  • Course description
    Programme description
    - Acknowledged strengths in 20th-century and contemporary literature plus the roots of the Western and near-Eastern literary traditions in classical antiquity and the Old & New Testaments.
    - Options on other art forms, such as film, music and the visual arts which complement and add to the study of literature.
    - Attracts students from a wide range of countries and disciplinary backgrounds.

    At the heart of the academic programme is a range of specially designed comparative modules. Core modules introduce the practice, methodology and theory of comparative study. Further optional modules allow a detailed focus on comparative aspects of literary themes, genres, and historical periods. The Modern Language Centre will provide modules as part of the elective component for the MA and will additionally provide modules at all appropriate levels to enable development of existing language skills or to acquire new ones.

    Programme format and assessment
    Taught core and optional modules assessed by coursework and/or examination plus a compulsory dissertation which accounts for 25 per cent of the total marks.

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