MA Comparative Literature

On this Comparative Literature MA, you'll gain a greater understanding of cultural contexts and discover books that have excited imaginations across different historical periods and cultures. You’ll also examine interdisciplinary, cross-national approaches to literature and critical theory.

  • Learn from leading specialists with international reputation
  • Build your network: we collaborate with external partners, from publishers to museums
  • An active programme of research seminars and the annual George Steiner lecture
  • Choose from a range of modules and build your own bespoke degree


  • Queen Mary's comprehensive libraries, including our Postgraduate Reading Room
  • Our new Graduate Centre: purpose-built study spaces and a roof-top common room with a terrace
  • Full access to our research and support services

Career paths

This programme provides you with a wide range of academic and transferable skills that are prized in many careers, including the diplomatic service, journalism, teaching, translation, publishing or working within the cultural industries.

You will gain a comprehensive grounding in research skills, preparing you for doctoral study.

These transferable skills, coupled with the networking opportunities on our programme, have allowed graduates of this programme to move into a range of careers, such as:

  • marketing
  • teaching
  • management
  • journalism
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£18,000 Per Year

International student tuition fee

1 Year


Sep 2024

Start Month

Aug 2024

Application Deadline

Upcoming Intakes

  • September 2024

Mode of Study

  • Full Time