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This interdisciplinary MA is taught on an interdepartmental basis by staff who, between them, cover an exceptionally wide range of expertise. The flexible nature of the programme enables students to develop their own interests whilst gaining a thorough understanding of modern literary theory and comparative literature. What and how will I learn? Students develop a thorough understanding of modern theories of literature, the contexts of literature and the interaction between literatures, and gain practical experience in comparative literary studies. The programme also develops the critical and analytical skills necessary for research in this field. Degree Structure Students undertake courses to the value of 180 credits. There are two pathways through the programme: regular and optional. Regular: Three core courses (120 credits) and a dissertation (60 credits). Optional: Two core courses (40 credits), one option (40 credits) and a dissertation (60 credits). Core Modules AT LEAST TWO OF THE FOLLOWING: Modern Literary Theory Translation Studies Practice and Methodology of Comparative Literature Dissertationreport All students undertake an independent research project which culminates in a dissertation of 12,000-15,000 words. Options OPTIONS MAY INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING: Ancient Rome on Film Border Narratives in Latin America Francophone Postcolonial Studies Memory and Literature in a Globalised Culture Representations of Trauma: Holocaust Writing Spanish Narrative since 1939 Bakhtin and Others: Alterity, Identity, Dialogue Nabokov and Russian Emigre Literature Russian Romanticism Modern Chinese Literature in Translation Modern Japanese Literature Literature in African Languages Literatures of South Asia Further details available on subject website: http:www.ucl.ac.ukcicscomplit.htm Teaching and supervision are organised on an interdepartmental basis. Teaching sessions are envisaged as interactive, with a limited amount of lecturing and an emphasis on student participation and critical discussion. Assessment is based on a combination of shorter and longer essays, take-home papers, oral examination, and the dissertation. Why should I study this degree at UCL? With its exceptional range of modern and ancient languages and cultures, UCL provides a comprehensive environment for comparative literary study. Departments housed in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities cover Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Ancient Greek, Hebrew, Icelandic, Italian, Latin, Norwegian, Spanish, Swedish and Yiddish. The School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES) deals with all the major languages, literatures and cultures of Central and Eastern Europe. Many UCL staff have comparative and interdisciplinary research interests in addition to their subject specialism. A co-operation agreement with the nearby School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) covers teaching as well as research and ensures global coverage. Your future career Publishing, academic teaching, research and journalism are the most common destinations for graduates with an MA in Comparative Literature but the civil service, school teaching or employment as a translator or copywriter are becoming increasingly attractive alternatives. First career destinations of recent graduates include: London Business School: Marketing and Administration Assistant, Jaca Book: Editorial Intern, Macmillan Publishing: Editorial Assistant, Sokol Books Ltd: Antiquarian book-dealing Assistant, Sports Alliance: Lead Copywriter, Sage Publishing: Editorial Assistant, Ministry of Education: Seminar Organisation, British Library: Library Assistant, Chinese University of Hong Kong: Product co-ordinator and Burlington Danes Academy: Graduate Teacher of English. Entry Requirements A minimum of an upper second-class Honours degree in a relevant discipline from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. How to apply The last date for application for admission to the programme is n
This interdisciplinary MA is taught on an interdepartmental basis by staff who, between them, cover an exceptionally wide range of expertise. The flexible nature of the programme enables students to develop their own interests whilst gaining a thorough understanding of modern literary theory and comparative literature. What and how will I learn? Students develop a thorough understanding of modern theories of literature, the contexts of literature and the interaction between literatures, an...