Offering cross-cultural perspectives across world literature, film and the visual arts, and combining innovation, flexibility and academic challenge, Comparative Literature and Culture will prepare you for the demands of today’s world and workplaces.
Optional course units complement the core teaching and encourage students to develop their own interests. Our exceptionally wide range of fascinating options span fiction, drama, cinema, painting and sculpture from different periods and areas, all taught by leading research specialists.
Throughout the course, you will:
- acquire the kind of critical, communication and leadership skills that are highly valued by prospective employers
- develop the ability to think broadly and critically beyond conventional conceptual boundaries in ways which are particularly relevant in today’s globalized world
- gain a sophisticated, critical appreciation of cultural life and cultural diversity, drawing on a very broad range of international literary, filmic and artistic references and major critical perspectives
- enhance your own original critical and analytical thinking and expression
- hone oral and written communication skills, and the ability to pose and solve problems in sophisticated and flexible ways
- learn research skills and the ability to analyse and process effectively many different kinds of information.
All undergraduate degree courses at Royal Holloway are based on the course unit system. This system provides an effective and flexible approach to study, while ensuring that our degrees have a coherent and developmental structure.
The School of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures' website gives detailed lists of the course units taken for each different degree.