Queen Mary University of London
Comparative Literature with a Year Abroad BA (Hons)
Queen Mary University of London

Key Course Facts

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews of 20 graduates of Comparative Literature with a Year Abroad BA (Hons) and other courses in Others in Language and Area Studies at Queen Mary University of London for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Others in Language and Area Studies.

Overall student satisfaction
80 /100
20 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students

Salary

Salary of Graduates in Others in Language and Area Studies

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Others in Language and Area Studies 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 £26500 £23500 £27500
25-75 percentile range £24000 - £30000 £19000 - £27000 £21000 - £32500


Salary of all UK Graduates of Others in Language and Area Studies

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £26063 £24027 £28233
25-75 percentile range £23000 - £30158 £18667 - £30646 £21578 - £37856

Course Description

Expand your horizons by studying literatures and cultures from around the world.

Our BA in Comparative Literature allows you to delve into a range of literatures from different time periods, genres and languages. You’ll examine links between literature and other art forms, including music, film, popular culture and visual arts.

In the first year you’ll be given a solid grounding in the discipline of literary studies. Throughout the course, you can tailor your studies to concentrate on the areas of literature that interest you the most, with options from modern fairy tales to European literature to modernist literature in India and China. You can also study a host of themes ranging from madness to migration. There are some creative options, such as editing your own anthology.

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.

Current jobs

Required skill level of job after 15 months

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

Example below based on all graduates of Comparative Literature with a Year Abroad BA (Hons) at Queen Mary University of London

25% Administrative occupations
20% Sales occupations
10% Teaching Professionals
5% Business and public service associate professionals
5% Teaching and Childcare Support Occupation
5% Artistic, literary and media occupations
5% Protective service occupations
5% Media Professionals
5% Managers, directors and senior officials
5% Finance Professionals

Assessment typically includes a combination of exams and coursework, or coursework only. The final year may include completion of a research project.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Qualification requirements

Including a relevant subject/science @ C or above (80 UCAS tariff points)

31-30 overall or 665-655 in 3 HL subjects.

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Comparative Literature with a Year Abroad, BA (Hons), if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.

Costs

Tuition Fees Comparative Literature with a Year Abroad BA (Hons)

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

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, 2025

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)

University Rankings

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About Queen Mary University of London

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) was founded in 1989 in the Mile End district of London. This Russell Group University offers state-of-the-art facilities, including their Advanced Molecular Imaging Services, and the Genome Centre for DNA research at Barts and the London School of Medicine, among numerous others for a wide variety of subject matters. QMUL is without a doubt an excellent option for any student wishing to pursue a career path in scientific research, and is recognised worldwide as such.

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Student composition of Queen Mary University of London

undergraduates:
17055
postgraduates:
8035
Total:
25090
Number of students enrolled in courses of subject “Comparative Literary Studies”: Academic year - Full-time equivalent student enrollments published by Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) on February 2022
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