Each year you will take three course units in Comparative Literature and Culture and one in Philosophy.
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. In addition to core courses that develop your critical skills, you can choose from our exceptionally wide range of fascinating options. These span fiction, drama, cinema, painting and sculpture from different periods and areas, all taught by leading research specialists.
For Philosophy you will take two introductory half-unit courses in the first year and then choose from a wide range of course units in years two and three. These cover ancient philosophers such as Aristotle and Plato as well as specialist fields such as the philosophy of art and radical political theory.
Throughout the course, you will:
develop your understanding of key philosophical texts
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
hone oral and written communication skills, and the ability to pose and solve problems in sophisticated and flexible ways.
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. In the case of combined degree courses, this approach also makes it possible to change the balance of your subjects during your time at Royal Holloway.
The websites of the Department of Classics and Philosophy and the School of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures give detailed lists of the course units taken for each different degree.