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Birkbeck, University of London: Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies (French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish)

Institution Birkbeck, University of London View institution profile
Department Languages, Cultures and Applied Linguistics
Web http://www.bbk.ac.uk/
Telephone 0203 907 0700
Study type Taught

Summary

Our Master's degree in Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies will give you a thorough grounding in comparative literature and cultural studies in the context of modern languages. This multidisciplinary, flexible course also allows you to explore the cultures of a variety of language-speaking areas: French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese and Brazilian, and Spanish and Latin American. You can take a broadly comparative pathway through the degree or choose to engage with one or more specific language-speaking areas.

The course brings together a team of renowned academic experts in cultural studies, visual studies, linguistics, comparative literature and cultures, history and thought. We will help you steer a pathway through the course that reflects your specific interests, career and personal ambitions, and language knowledge. You will be able to choose whether you study texts in the original language(s) or in English translation; if you work in the original language(s) this will be reflected in the final degree title (e.g. MA French and Spanish).

If you are interested in pursuing further research, we offer an associated MPhil/PhD Comparative Literature.

On this degree we offer different module combinations to give you the choice of studying for an MA or MRes. If you opt for the MRes, after specialist training in research skills, you will undertake a piece of independent research, culminating in a 30,000-word dissertation.

Highlights

  • You will have access to outstanding specialist libraries, including the collection of the Institute of Modern Languages Research at Senate House.

  • The departments involved in teaching this course run a series of research events for both their taught and research postgraduates.

  • Students applying for this course are eligible to apply for School of Arts taught postgraduate funding and may be eligible to apply for our Aaron Sims Scholarship.

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Master of Research - MRes

Birkbeck, University of London

 

 

Introduction
Birkbeck, part of the University of London, offers nearly 300 taught and research postgraduate programmes across arts and humanities, business and economics, law, science and social science. As an evening teaching specialist, Birkbeck offers its taught postgraduate courses between 6-9pm, with some courses available through distance learning. As with undergraduate courses, postgraduates can study full-time or part-time.

Home to 44 research and specialist institutes, Birkbeck is the sixth largest provider of taught postgrad courses for UK and EU students - some 44% of its 11,000-plus students are on postgrad programmes. Around 90% of its academics …

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