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Comparative Literature and German-Spanish (year abroad) MA (Hons)

University of St Andrews

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UCAS CODE: RQ22

Course options

  • Qualification

    Master of Arts (with Honours) - MA (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    04-SEP-23

  • Duration

    5 Years

Course summary

Comparative Literature - Comparative Literature at St Andrews gives you the chance to explore a range of literatures – Arabic, Persian, French, German, Italian, Russian and Spanish in English translation, as well as texts from the UK and US – 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.

German – This course will develop language and communications skills to a high level of proficiency. By studying German at St Andrews, you have scope to follow your own particular interests by choosing from a broad range of course options that reflect and explore the rich cultural heritage of the German-speaking lands, including: medieval studies, film, intellectual history, and literature and society from the 18th century to the present day. The MA (Hons) in German at St Andrews uses a specially designed language teaching programme that caters both for students who have already studied German as a main subject at school and for beginners.

Spanish – Spanish will develop language and communications skills to a high level of proficiency. You will be able to choose from a broad range of course options that reflect and explore the rich cultural heritage of Spain and Latin America, including: literature from the Golden Age to the present day, history, linguistics, film and translation.

Application deadline

25 January

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 23,960per year

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A level : AAB

Subjects excluded: Citizenship Studies, Critical Thinking, Global Perspectives and Research (GPR) and General Studies

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University information

University of St Andrews

  • University League Table

    4th

  • Campus address

    University of St Andrews, College Gate, St Andrews, KY16 9AJ, Scotland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    4th out of 100 1

    7th out of 39 3

    4th out of 49

  • Entry standards

    / Max 206
    192 92%

    3rd

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    79.0 79%

    4th

    46
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.18 84%

    9th

    2
  • Entry standards

    / Max 226
    187 98%

    2nd

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    68.0 68%

    16th

    9
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.36 87%

    1st

    14
  • Entry standards

    / Max 226
    202 95%

    2nd

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    68.0 68%

    22nd

    16
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.36 87%

    2nd

    33

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