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Comparative Literature and Culture: A Degree for High Fliers 

With so many of our students graduating with first-class and upper second degrees in such a prestigious internationally-recognised subject area, CLC is ideal for careers in publishing, management, marketing, media, arts administration broadcasting, fashion, international management, the civil service, accountancy and teaching. Our most recent graduates have already launched careers in Content Writing, Photographic Editorial, Journalism, Marketing, Sales, Publishing, Film and Retail Buying. Others have gone on to do Postgraduate degrees e.g. MA by Research in Comparative Literature, MA Creative Writing, MA Cultural Criticism (Amsterdam), MA Fine Art (Courtauld Institute).

We collaborate closely with the Careers Service, and our students enjoy one-to-one advice from our subject consultant. As well as a variety of talks, surgeries and workshops the Careers Service offers tailored support for CLC students including running a micro-placement work scheme with a range of employer for second-year CLC students to offer them the opportunity to hone their skills for securing jobs and to acquire real work experience and themed ‘industry’ weeks e.g. ‘Creative Careers’.

Comparative Literature and Culture: A Critical Edge in the Global Marketplace

CLC develops 

  • adaptability and flexibility 
  • critical and creative thinking skills 
  • an ability to analyze closely and think broadly
  • oral and written communication skills
  • leadership and teamwork skills
  • experience in the arts of debate andpersuasion 
  • research and analytical skills
  • a real passion for, and the ability to engage with culture in its broadest sense
  • cultural and global awareness 

Graduate destinations

Graduate profiles


 Graduate profiles

A degree in Comparative Literature and Culture opens doors to a range of careers and organisations. Read about the kind of jobs you could go on to do.

Meet some graduates and find out how a degree from Royal Holloway helped shape their careers.


Careers support

Placements and industry links


  Ideas meeting

Find out about the range of tailored support, advice and services our Careers Services team offers for CLC students.

Boost your career prospects by applying the skills you learn at university to a real work environment, and make the most of Royal Holloway’s networks and connections.



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