King's College London
Comparative Literature with Film Studies BA (Hons)
King's College London

Key Course Facts

Course Description

Study the similarities and differences between literature written in different places and at different times in the heart of London, alongside study of film theory. Our Comparative Literature modules embrace 12 languages and six continents and span over 2,500 years. The focus extends beyond the modern and ancient literatures of Europe to the Americas, Australia, the Middle East, South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. Each year includes two Film Studies modules, which will provide you with a detailed knowledge of both the creative potential of film, and the relationship between film and society.

Key benefits

  • Our course draws on the teaching and research expertise of some of the highest ranked literature departments in the UK.

  • Flexible course - students have the opportunity to choose from a wide variety of modules across a number of departments.

  • All modules are taught in English translation, though you are encouraged to read in the original language where possible and supported in the development of new linguistic skills.

  • Central location offers students the opportunity to benefit from London's unique cultural resources.

  • Consistently one of the best departments for the study of film in the UK (Guardian University Guide 2018).

  • Central location offers exciting possibilities for further access to film, most notably King's close proximity to the British Film Institute Library, and the new BFI Southbank.

  • Provides a grounding for pursuing careers in the media arts and related activities.

Please see our online prospectus for further details on this programme: https://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/courses/comparative-literature-with-film-studies-ba

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 57 graduates of Comparative Literature with Film Studies BA (Hons) at King's College London for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Film Studies.

Overall student satisfaction
84 /100
57 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students

Salary

Salary of Graduates of Comparative Literature with Film Studies BA (Hons) at King's College London

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Comparative Literature with Film Studies BA (Hons) at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £22000 £19000 £23000
25-75 percentile range £17000 - £28000 £14500 - £27000 £19500 - £28500


Salary of all UK Graduates of Film Studies

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £20996 £19233 £22821
25-75 percentile range £17735 - £24314 £14563 - £24371 £17317 - £29185

What You Will Learn

Programme content: As a student of Comparative Literature with Film Studies, BA (Hons) you will study the following course modules.

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

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Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Comparative Literature with Film Studies BA (Hons) at King's College London

40% Business and public service associate professionals
25% Administrative occupations
10% Caring personal services
10% Customer service occupations

Grading & Study Time

Assessment Methods

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Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Qualification requirements

including grade A in English Literature or English Language and Literature. Please note that A-level General Studies, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills and Global Perspectives are not accepted by King's as one of your A levels

Must be combined with two Scottish Advanced Highers. We do not count the Higher and Advanced Higher in the same subject

Access to HE Diploma (for example, in Humanities) with 45 Level 3 credits: 33 must be from units at Distinction with the remaining Level 3 credits at Merit.

Including grade A in Advanced Higher English Literature / English Language and Literature. Must be combined with three Scottish Highers. We do not count the Higher and Advanced Higher in the same subject

including 6,6,5 at Higher Level with HL6 in English Literature. Note the total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE.

Please see our online prospectus for further details on our BTEC entry requirements.

Including D3 in English Literature. Please note that Global Perspectives is not accepted by King’s as one of your Pre-U Principal subjects. Combinations of Pre-U principal subjects and other qualifications (such as A-levels) will be considered.

Required subjects: English Literature, or English Language and Literature. Plus a GCSE in a Modern or Ancient Language at grade 6 or B. Preferred subjects: Modern or Ancient language, Classical Civilisation, Ancient History or History

English language requirements

test Grade Additional Details
IELTS (Academic) 7.0 overall with a minimum of 6.5 in each skill
PTE Academic 69 overall with a minimum of 62 in each skill
TOEFL (iBT) 100 overall with a minimum of 25 in writing and 23 in each of the other skills
Cambridge English Advanced 185 overall with a minimum of 176 in each skill
Cambridge English Proficiency 185 overall with a minimum of 176 in each skill
Trinity ISE Level III (ISEIII) with merit in each skill
Institution's Own Test Pass the King's Pre-Sessional English Language Programme with Band 7
Do you not fulfill the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements?
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still be able to join Comparative Literature with Film Studies, BA (Hons).

Costs

Tuition Fees Comparative Literature with Film Studies BA (Hons)

England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
Channel Islands £9250 year 1

Additional fee information

For International fees and information, please see the course details on our online prospectus: https://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/index

The fees stated are for entry in the forthcoming September. If you are applying for deferred entry, to commence the following September, fees may be subject to change.

All International applicants to Undergraduate programmes are required to pay a deposit of £2,000 against their first year’s tuition fee. This deposit is payable when you firmly accept an unconditional offer to study with us, and will be offset against your tuition fees when you join King’s.

Average student cost of living in London

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
  
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2024

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)
  • year 2

University Rankings

Positions of King's College London in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of King's College London in related subject specific rankings.

Journalism & Media Studies

    • #4 
    • #5 
    Communication & Media Studies
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]

Social Studies & Humanities

    • #6 
    • #44 
    Social Sciences
    THE World University Rankings by Subject
    [Published 26 October, 2022]

See all university rankings of King's College London

What students say about studying Film Studies in the UK?

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About King's College London

King’s College London (KCL) was established in 1892 and is located in the very centre of London. International students can start by taking KCL’s International Foundation, a one-year course intended to improve your knowledge on a particular subject while bringing your English to a level where you’re comfortable studying and communicating. The famous city of London offers innumerable advantages to young students, including myriad work opportunities, reliable and extensive public transport, and abundant entertainment options.

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Where is this programme taught

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