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

    Description

    Offered by the Department of Comparative Literature in the School of European Culture and Languages, World Literature takes the same approaches to compare and contrast international texts and cultures, but broadens the scope to include non-Western literary sources, such as Asian, African, Arabic and Latin American texts.

    The programme includes a wide range of modules on which you can study literature from Ancient Mesopotamia, Greece, Rome, and Ancient and Imperial China, as well as works from English and American, Arabic, African, Asian, Latin American, and European literary traditions.

    You develop an understanding of historical and cross-cultural literary traditions and the ways in which they interact, while broadening your critical knowledge of literature and your appreciation of questions of translation and transmission. You also have the opportunity to explore concepts such as ‘genre’, ‘theme’, ‘fictionality’, ‘literariness’, ‘canon’, ‘reception’, and ‘literary movement’. As a result of encountering writers and texts from all over the world, you gain a truly global perspective on literature and its cultural contexts.

    You do not need to be able to read a foreign language to take this programme as we study translations into English of a great range of major literature from other countries alongside literature originally written in English.

    Independent rankings

    English at Kent was ranked 12th in The Guardian University Guide 2014.

    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
    Credits Total Kent credits: 360
    Duration full-time 36 months Languages Take an IELTS test
    • English
    Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time 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

    CP325 - World Literature:An Introduction

    CL315 - Classical Mythology:Themes and Approaches

    CP305 - Freedom and Oppression in Modern Literature

    CP306 - Guilt and Redemption in Modern Literature

    CP317 - Childhood & Adolesence in Modern Fiction

    CP318 - Introduction to Contemporary European and Hispanic Cinemas

    CP323 - The Romantic Movement

    CP324 - Classical Literature

    Stage 2

    Possible modules may include:

    CP510 - The Text: Approaches to Comparative Literature

    CP532 - Latin American Fiction

    CP518 - The Book and the Film: Adaptation and Interpretation

    CP527 - Medieval Literature and Culture

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

    CP531 - The Renaissance

    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

    CP632 - Reason and Passion in 18th Century European Fiction

    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

    CP656 - Shakespeare's Afterlives

    Stage 3

    Possible modules may include:

    CP652 - Postcolonial Images of Africa and South Asia

    CP513 - Comparative Literature Dissertation

    CP531 - The Renaissance

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

    CP527 - Medieval Literature and Culture

    CP518 - The Book and the Film: Adaptation and Interpretation

    CP642 - The Epic: From Homer to Walcott

    CP636 - European Realism

    CP641 - SWIPE Undergraduate Conference

    CP632 - Reason and Passion in 18th Century European Fiction

    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

    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

    CP656 - Shakespeare's Afterlives


    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

    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 at HL

    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.

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