Comparative Literature MA (joint degree)
Comparative Literature at St Andrews gives you the chance to explore a range of literatures (including Arabic, Persian, French, German, Italian, Russian and Spanish) in English translation, allowing you to gain insight into the different cultural traditions, socio-political and historical forces that have helped to form national and transnational canons. A focus on close reading and an introduction to issues surrounding literary translation as well as comparative methodologies will develop 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 Comparative Literature 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 to a country in your other chosen language.