Explore a range of literatures from around the world translated into English, and gain an exceptionally broad perspective on different literary genres, periods, themes and movements.
By studying comparative literature at St Andrews, you will gain insight into the importance of translation work and how to read across cultures. The literature studied is translated from Arabic, Persian, French, German, Italian, Russian and Spanish languages.
The School of Modern Languages offers PhD, MPhil, and MSt (Res) research programmes. Research interests in the School cover many aspects of language studies, including:
- identity issues.
To apply, you should first identify and contact a potential supervisor you would like to work with in your intended research area. Find out how to contact a research supervisor.
First in Scotland and second in the UK for languages and linguistics
Guardian University Guide 2023
83% of research activity rated 3* or 4*
Most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF 2021)
School of Modern Languages
The School of Modern Languages has research and teaching expertise in seven different languages. The Department of Comparative Literature within the School has subject specialists who lead classes on a broad range of different literary genres.
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