Comparative Literature MA (joint degree) 2020 entry
Comparative Literature at St Andrews gives you the chance to explore a range of literatures: Arabic, Persian, French, German, Italian, Russian and Spanish in English translation, as well as texts from the UK and US. You will gain insight into the different cultural traditions, socio-political and historical forces that have helped to form national and transnational canons.
The course focuses on close reading and introduces you to issues surrounding literary translation as well as comparative methodologies, developing your analytical, descriptive, and evaluative skills. You will have the opportunity to read, discuss, and present reasoned arguments, and work on writing with precision and clarity.
Whilst St Andrews does not offer Comparative Literature as a single Honours degree, you can take it in combination with a wide variety of other subjects as part of a joint Honours degree.
If you are taking Comparative Literature with a modern language, you will have the opportunity to take an integrated year abroad between second and third year in a country in which the language you study is spoken.
More information for 2020 entry will be available in September 2019. For information on the current year of entry for this course see the 2019 page.