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Comparative Literature, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #20 (QS) Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Part of our European Languages & Cultures research area, the Comparative Literature programme at The University of Edinburgh involves the study of literary works of different linguistic and cultural systems, and encourages exploration of the interrelations between literature and the other arts. 
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Overview

In the course of your research in the Comparative Literature programme at The University of Edinburgh, you will be focusing on literary themes, genres and historical periods from the perspective of comparative study.

Our research options embrace a range of languages and cultures within Europe, North America, South America and Asia.

Facilities

You will have ready access to the National Library of Scotland, a leading research library, as well as the University’s Main Library, which provides a wealth of primary and secondary texts and journals and is home to our Centre for Research Collections. Edinburgh’s many museums and art house cinemas are a further rich resource.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Training and support

  • In addition to individual supervision, research students have access to specialised research training and postgraduate seminars.
  • We can provide you with supervision on a wide range of topics within the School, including European and world literature, word and image, word and music, and film.
  • Further expertise is available from the extensive pool of specialists researching across the University.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    100

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • A UK masters degree, or its international equivalent, in a related subject.

  • If you intend to undertake aspects of the programme in any languages other than English, you should be competent in those languages.
  • We may also consider your application if you have equivalent qualifications or experience; please check with your potential supervisor before you apply.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20100 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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PhD PT fees

  • International - £10,050

Living costs for Edinburgh

  • 725 - 1170 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

  • Research scholarships for international students
  • Principal's Career Development PhD Scholarships

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