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Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies (French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish) (MA)

Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies (French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish) (MA)

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Full time | Birkbeck, University of London | 1 year | 03-OCT-22

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

03-OCT-22

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Italian Language Japanese Language German Language Spanish Language French Language

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Our MA 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 programme 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.

CAREERS AND EMPLOYABILITY

Graduates go into careers in international organisations or businesses, translating and teaching, research and journalism. Possible professions include teacher, researcher, journalist, or translator. This degree may also be useful in becoming an academic librarian, writer, arts administrator, or advertising copywriter.

We offer a comprehensive Careers Service to help you advance your career, while our in-house, professional recruitment consultancy, Birkbeck Talent, works with London’s top employers to help you gain work experience that fits in with your evening studies.

Modules

This module provides you with the skills needed to prepare for the writing of your dissertation. You attend a series of dissertation workshops designed to help you develop your project, including how to access and engage with research materials, how to develop a project proposal and plan, and how to engage productively with feedback from peers and supervisors. You will then produce a literature review and give a presentation on your topic.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

9,030

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

16,380

Entry requirements

Our standard postgraduate entry requirement is a second-class honours degree (2:2 or above) from a UK university, or an equivalent international qualification.

University information

Based in the heart of London, Birkbeck has established a reputation for providing its postgraduate students with an engaging, exciting learning experience, and positive feedback from its community of professional alumni is testimony to the university’s continued success. With a history that dates back almost 200 years, Birkbeck, University of London offers a unique learning experience which delivers a competitive program of nearly 300...more