MASTERSTUDIES

11 Masters Programs in Comparative Literature

A master’s degree is often the next stage in a student's academic career should they choose to advance beyond a bachelor’s degree in a particular field of study. Achieving a master degree generally demonstrates a high level of competency in a subject, setting the individual apart as an expert. A master’s is also usually needed in order to qualify for doctoral programs in that field.

What is a Master in Comparative Literature? Universities and other institutions of higher learning that have undergraduate majors in comparative literature also usually offer graduate degrees. A comparative literature master curriculum is typically focused on the study of literature in a historical and international context. Studies may explore major works in terms of their linguistic and cultural significance.

A Master in Comparative Literature may give the student an opportunity to delve deeper into a particular aspect of study that interests him or her. Additionally, a master’s degree often serves as a bridge between an undergraduate degree and a doctoral program.

Obtaining a master’s degree typically takes between one and three years, depending on the requirements of the institution and the student's workload. The cost of a master’s program may vary widely between institutions, and many schools require a thesis for this degree.

A number of jobs in the field of comparative literature are academic in nature, so students looking for a career in teaching or research are often better positioned with a master’s degree. Professorships usually require an advanced degree, so a master’s is usually necessary at a minimum. A specialization in a particular aspect of comparative literature may help a student fit research or teaching programs at particular institutions.

Academic institutions throughout the world may be offering online master’s degrees. Online courses usually offer students a flexible option for study if they work or live too far from their school of choice. To learn more, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

11 Results in Comparative Literature Filter

MA in Comparative Literature and Critical Theories

University of Birmingham - College of Arts and Law
MA
Sep 2020
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English
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Our MA in Comparative Literature and Critical Theories is an interdisciplinary, transnational programme. It invites students to engage with crucial debates about the different ...

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Master in European Comparative Literature

Universidad de Murcia
Master
Sep 2020
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Spanish
Campus

The University Master's Degree in Comparative Literature is conceived as an initiation Master's Degree in Research in Literary Studies of European tradition. The Master is pro ...

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MA in Crime and Gothic Fiction

Bath Spa University
MA
Aug 2020
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English
Campus

The MA Crime and Gothic Fictions will introduce you to the advanced study of two popular genres that have entertained and informed culture from the nineteenth century to the p ...

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Masters in Comparative European and Non-European Languages and Literatures

University of Verona
Master
Oct 2020
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English
Campus

The Master’s Degree in Comparative European and Non-European Languages and Literatures (LM 37) enables students to acquire an in-depth knowledge of two languages – to be chose ...

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M.A. in Literary and Comparative Studies

Hong Kong Baptist University - Faculty of Arts
MA
Sep 2020
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English
Campus

The MA programme in Literary and Comparative Studies (MALCS) offers students the opportunity for focused study while at the same time devoting the entire heft of the curriculu ...

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Master in Comparative Literature

University of St Andrews
Master
14 Sep 2020
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English
Campus

The MLitt in Comparative Literature explores the transnational understanding of literature and culture, providing students with a critical evaluation of theoretical approaches ...

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Master in Comparative Literary Studies

Utrecht University
MA
Sep 2020
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English
Campus

This Research Master’s programme offers you an excellent balance between linguistic variety and general theoretical perspectives on the nature of literature, its past and its ...

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MA Comparative Literature (Africa / Asia)

SOAS University of London
MA
28 Sep 2020
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English
Campus

The opportunity to move from the familiar Euro-American literary canons into the fresh but less well-known worlds of African and Asian literature is what attracts most student ...

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Master in Comparative Literature Studies: Russian – French

Northern (Arctic) Federal University
Master
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French
Russian
Campus

Designed by the Northern (Arctic) Federal University and Haute Alsace University, the CLS program gives a unique opportunity to get inside the world of French and Russian lite ...

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Erasmus Mundus Master in Crossways in Cultural Narratives

University of St Andrews
Master
07 Sep 2020
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English
Campus

The Erasmus Mundus MLitt in Crossways in Cultural Narratives is a two year EU-endorsed, multidisciplinary and multilingual programme delivered by a consortium of international ...

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Master in German and Comparative Literature

University of St Andrews
Master
14 Sep 2020
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English
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The MLitt in German and Comparative Literature offers a unique opportunity to gain a comparative perspective on German literature through a joint qualification from the Univer ...

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