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Studying Comparative Literature and Culture at Royal Holloway

Comparative Literature and Culture (CLC) offers the rare opportunity to explore literature, film, philosophy and art from the twenty-first century to ancient Greece and from Latin America to Europe. This innovative, prestigious degree leads the way in opening up critical perspectives and breaking down geographic and conceptual barriers. CLC is for people who are globally aware and passionate about all kinds of culture. You are not required to have studied, or to study, a foreign language, but you may have already enjoyed English, Critical Thinking, Philosophy, Psychology, Theatre Studies, Media Studies or foreign languages. CLC can also be taken as a Joint Honours degree with English, French, German, Hispanic Studies, Italian or Philosophy, and as a Major-Minor with International Film, Visual Arts or Philosophy. For more information, click on the relevant tab below.

Our BAs in Comparative Literature and Culture are designed to develop the kinds of critical, communication and leadership skills which are particularly valuable in meeting the challenges of today’s workplaces. You’ll be taught by leading specialists, and there is an exceptional range of courses, options and assessment methods. CLC is ideal for people interested in careers in the arts, the media, and the commercial and public sectors. Studying Comparative Literature and Culture develops the ability to think broadly and critically beyond conventional conceptual boundaries in ways which are particularly relevant in today’s globalised world.  

Royal Holloway offers an exceptionally high-quality, friendly university experience, and our degrees are internationally recognized for their academic excellence. Studying CLC at Royal Holloway, you’ll enjoy a unique campus with wonderful grounds, Gothic architecture and up-to-the-minute student facilities and accommodation. RHUL offers green, safe and friendly campus life, yet you are ideally placed to access the cultural wealth of London’s theatres, cinemas, museums, libraries and art collections.

CLC combines innovation, flexibility and academic challenge to offer you the opportunity to acquire a sophisticated, critical appreciation of literature, film and visual arts, and to develop valuable analytical and cross-cultural skills.


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