University of Kent at Canterbury logo
  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 9k / Year
  • Foreign: $ 12.5k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English
  • Deadline:
  • 15 1월 2016

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    Description

    Comparative Literature differs from an English Literature in that it transcends national and cultural boundaries, offering students a global view of literature. Combining Comparative Literature with Religious Studies enables you to engage with a wide range of texts, literature and systems of belief that cross geographical boundaries.

    In Comparative Literature, you have the opportunity to study texts ranging from Classical Antiquity to the present day in English translation, including works by such famous authors as Homer, Ovid, Dante, Goethe, Dostoevsky, Balzac, Flaubert, Proust and Kafka, as well as British classics such as Shakespeare, Dickens, Joyce and Woolf.

    You gain a broad international perspective on literary history, literary movements and literary genres, comparing themes and figures across different cultural backgrounds. You also compare the works of English and American authors to European ones.

    Religion is a vital element in human culture, and today religious issues are everywhere – from current affairs and international events, to the history of ideas, art and literature, and our own immediate experience and environment. Religious Studies at Kent involves investigating and discussing these ideas, experiences, practices and institutions, through texts, films, historical data and directly observing the world today.

    Studying Comparative Literature and Religious Studies, you compare and contrast themes and ideas of religiosity that are found in literature and look at other literary themes and manifestations of religion, gaining a strong insight into the complexity of cultures across the globe.

    Independent rankings

    Comparative Literature at Kent was ranked 1st in the most recent National Student Survey (2014), with 98% student satisfaction.

    Religious Studies at Kent was ranked 5th in the UK in the most recent National Student Survey (2014), with 96% student satisfaction.

    Detailed Course Facts

    Application deadline January 15 Tuition fee
    • GBP 9000 Year (EEA)
    • GBP 12450 Year (Non-EEA)

    Start date September 2015 Credits (ECTS) 180 ECTS
    Duration full-time 36 months Languages Take an IELTS test
    • English
    Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Part-time, Full-time Intensity Flexible Part-time variant Flexible More information Go To The Course Website

    Course Content

    The course structure below gives a flavour of the modules that will be available to you and provides details of the content of this programme. This listing is based on the current curriculum and may change year to year in response to new curriculum developments and innovation. Most programmes will require you to study a combination of compulsory and optional modules, you may also have the option to take ‘wild’ modules from other programmes offered by the University in order that you may customise your programme and explore other subject areas of interest to you or that may further enhance your employability.

    Stage 1

    Possible modules may include:

    CP311 - The Tale

    TH331 - Introduction to Hinduism & Buddhism

    TH334 - Religion and Sex

    TH340 - Gods of the Desert: Judaism and Islam

    TH341 - What is Religion?

    TH342 - Religion in the Contemporary World

    TH345 - From: Eden To The End of The World: An Introduction to The Bible

    TH346 - Introduction to Asian Traditions

    You have the opportunity to select wild modules in this stage

    Stage 2

    Possible modules may include:

    TH628 - Gods and Government from the Roman Empire to Tony Blair

    TH630 - Comparative Literature and Religion of Biblical Worlds

    TH632 - Comparative Literature and Religion of Biblical Worlds

    TH634 - Mahåyåna Buddhism: The Foundations

    TH570 - I:Religion and Film

    TH571 - I:Death of God ? :Christianity and the Modern World

    TH594 - Christianity and Ethics

    TH598 - Issues in Religious Studies

    TH601 - Hindu Religious Thought

    TH606 - William James: Philosopher, Psychologist and Scholar of Religion

    TH608 - Sociology of Religion

    TH611 - The Sacred in Contemporary Society

    TH618 - Continental Philosophy of Religion

    TH620 - Anthropology of Religion

    TH624 - Indian Philosophy of Religion

    TH626 - Gods and Government from the Roman Empire to Tony Blair

    CP656 - Shakespeare's Afterlives

    CP658 - Nordic Literature and Film

    CP510 - The Text: Approaches to Comparative Literature

    CP527 - Medieval Literature and Culture

    CP530 - Marriage, Adultery and Divorce in 19th Century Fiction

    CP609 - Modernism and the European Avant-Garde

    CP611 - Postmodernism

    CP624 - The Shoah in Literature, Film and Culture

    CP627 - Science Fiction: History and Innovation

    CP629 - Second Thoughts: Women Novelists from Bronte to Jelinek

    CP636 - European Realism

    CP642 - The Epic: From Homer to Walcott

    CP644 - Creatures of the Night: Vampires in Literature and Film

    CP646 - Prize Winners

    CP650 - Decadence in Fin-de-Siecle Europe

    CP652 - Postcolonial Images of Africa and South Asia

    You have the opportunity to select wild modules in this stage

    Year abroad

    The University of Kent has Erasmus agreements with several universities in Europe and the rest of the world.

    Stage 3

    Possible modules may include:

    TH627 - Gods and Government from the Roman Empire to Tony Blair

    TH625 - Indian Philosophy of Religion

    TH621 - Anthropology of Religion

    TH619 - Religious Studies and Philosophy in the Classroom

    TH612 - The Sacred in Contemporary Society

    TH617 - Continental Philosophy of Religion

    TH607 - William James: Philosopher, Psychologist and Scholar of Religion

    TH574 - H:Religion and Film

    TH575 - H:Death of God ? :Christianity and the Modern World

    TH577 - Christianity and Ethics

    TH515 - Theology and Religious Studies Dissertation

    TH553 - Issues in Religious Studies

    TH555 - Hindu Religious Thought

    TH558 - Sociology of Religion

    TH635 - Mahåyåna Buddhism: The Foundations

    TH633 - Comparative Literature and Religion of Biblical Worlds

    TH631 - Comparative Literature and Religion of Biblical Worlds

    TH629 - Gods and Government from the Roman Empire to Tony Blair

    CP652 - Postcolonial Images of Africa and South Asia

    CP653 - Comparative Literature and English & Linguistics in the Classroom

    CP650 - Decadence in Fin-de-Siecle Europe

    CP647 - Prize Winners

    CP644 - Creatures of the Night: Vampires in Literature and Film

    CP642 - The Epic: From Homer to Walcott

    CP636 - European Realism

    CP641 - SWIPE Undergraduate Conference

    CP629 - Second Thoughts: Women Novelists from Bronte to Jelinek

    CP627 - Science Fiction: History and Innovation

    CP624 - The Shoah in Literature, Film and Culture

    CP611 - Postmodernism

    CP609 - Modernism and the European Avant-Garde

    CP530 - Marriage, Adultery and Divorce in 19th Century Fiction

    CP527 - Medieval Literature and Culture

    CP518 - The Book and the Film: Adaptation and Interpretation

    CP658 - Nordic Literature and Film

    CP656 - Shakespeare's Afterlives

    You have the opportunity to select wild modules in this stage


    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.


    program_requirements

    English Language Requirements

    IELTS band : 6.5

    To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

    take an IELTS test.

    Requirements

    Home/EU students

    The University will consider applications from students offering a wide range of qualifications, typical requirements are listed below, students offering alternative qualifications should contact the Admissions Office for further advice. It is not possible to offer places to all students who meet this typical offer/minimum requirement.

    Qualification Typical offer/minimum requirement

    A level: ABB
    Access to HE Diploma:The University of Kent will not necessarily make conditional offers to all access candidates but will continue to assess them on an individual basis. If an offer is made candidates will be required to obtain/pass the overall Access to Higher Education Diploma and may also be required to obtain a proportion of the total level 3 credits and/or credits in particular subjects at merit grade or above.
    BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (formerly BTEC National Diploma):The university will consider applicants holding BTEC National Diploma and Extended National Diploma Qualifications (QCF; NQF;OCR) on a case by case basis please contact us via the enquiries tab for further advice on your individual circumstances.
    International Baccalaureate: 34 points overall or 16 points at HL

    International students

    The University receives applications from over 140 different nationalities and consequently will consider applications from prospective students offering a wide range of international qualifications. Our International Development Office will be happy to advise prospective students on entry requirements.

    Work Experience

    No work experience is required.

    Related Scholarships*

    • Academic Excellence Scholarship

      "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

    • Access Bursary

      Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.

    • Alumni Bursary

      Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students

    * The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than University of Kent.

    Funding

    Kent offers generous financial support schemes to assist eligible undergraduate students during their studies. Our 2015 financial support package includes a £6,000 cash bursary spread over the duration of your course. For Ts&Cs and to find out more, visit our funding page.

    General scholarships

    Scholarships are available for excellence in academic performance, sport and music and are awarded on merit. For further information on the range of awards available and to make an application see our scholarships website.

    The Kent Scholarship for Academic Excellence

    At Kent we recognise, encourage and reward excellence. We have created the Kent Scholarship for Academic Excellence, which will be awarded to any applicant who achieves a minimum of AAA over three A levels, or the equivalent qualifications as specified on our funding pages. Please note that details of the scholarship for 2015 entry have not yet been finalised and are subject to change.

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