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Expand your cultural horizons by studying both literature and film from around the world.
Our BA in Comparative Literature and Film Studies allows you to combine two complementary subjects and make connections between them.
In the first year you’ll be given a solid grounding in the discipline of literary studies, and an introduction to the history of film and key concepts in film studies.
From the second year you’ll choose modules from modern fairy tales to First World War literature and a host of themes from madness to migration, and cinema in France, Germany or India to film archaeology. You can even try your hand at screenwriting.
The wide range of optional modules in your second and third years means you can tailor your studies to the areas of literature and film which interest you most, and weight your studies towards one field or the other. You can also extend your degree by studying abroad for a year.
You can complete your Comparative Literature and Film Studies degree in three or four years.
If you choose to study abroad for a year, this will take place in Year 3, and the Year 3 modules will instead be studied in Year 4.
Please note that all modules are subject to change.
Apply for this degree with any of the following options. Take care to use the correct UCAS code - it may not be possible to change your selection later.
Go global and study abroad as part of your degree – apply for our Comparative Literature and Film Studies BA with a Year Abroad. Queen Mary has links with universities in Europe, North America, Asia and Australia (partnerships vary for each degree programme).
Find out more about study abroad opportunities at Queen Mary and what the progression requirements are.
You'll receive approximately eight hours of weekly contact time, in the form of seminars, workshops and group work in the studios or on location.
For every hour spent in class, you’ll complete a further two to three hours of independent study.
Assessment typically includes a mixture of exams and coursework, or coursework only. The final year may include the completion of a research project.
The School offers excellent on-campus resources to aid your studies, including:
If you’re interested in learning another language, you can sign up for a course at Queen Mary’s Language Centre, where you can choose from Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), French, German, Japanese or Spanish.
Alternative offers may be made to applicants taking the Extended Project Qualification.
For further information please visit: qmul.ac.uk/undergraduate/entry/epq
We accept a wide range of European and international qualifications in addition to A-levels, the International Baccalaureate and BTEC qualifications. Please visit International Admissions for full details.
If your qualifications are not accepted for direct entry onto this degree, consider applying for a foundation programme.
Find out more about our English language entry requirements, including the types of test we accept and the scores needed for entry to the programme.
You may also be able to meet the English language requirement for your programme by joining a summer pre-sessional programme before starting your degree.
See our general undergraduate entry requirements.
UK students accepted onto this course are eligible to apply for tuition fee and maintenance loans from Student Finance England or other government bodies.
Queen Mary offers a generous package of scholarships and bursaries, which currently benefits around 50 per cent of our undergraduates.
Scholarships are available for home, EU and international students. Specific funding is also available for students from the local area. International students may be eligible for a fee reduction. We offer means-tested funding, as well as subject-specific funding for many degrees.
Find out what scholarships and bursaries are available to you.
We offer specialist support on all financial and welfare issues through our Advice and Counselling Service, which you can access as soon as you have applied for a place at Queen Mary.
Take a look at our Student Advice Guides which cover ways to finance your degree, including:
Comparative Literature and Film Studies graduates have a broad range of skills that can take them through to successful careers, such as analytical and critical thinking, as well as practical film production.
Some apply their degree knowledge directly, entering careers such as directing, film production and copywriting, whilst others transfer skills gained during study into areas such as public relations.
Recent graduates have been hired by:
The School of Languages Linguistics and Film offers a range of career support, including for students interested in working during their year abroad. You’re able to get advice on how to gain work experience in the film industry, attend networking or industry events, apply for internships, volunteer and work part-time.
Our careers team can also offer:
Learn more about career support and development at Queen Mary.
Comparative Literature and Film Studies - BA (Hons)
Comparative Literature and Film Studies with Year Abroad - BA (Hons)
The School of Languages, Linguistics and Film is friendly and collaborative, bringing a vibrant range of disciplines together. We teach and research on subjects from practical filmmaking to postmodern literature, and from experimental neurolinguistics to Brazilian Portuguese.
This year, Russian and French students have produced plays in their language, linguistics students have presented their research at conferences and film students have directed, shot and edited many short films.
Our work engages the local community through workshops, research projects and public events. We are visited by poets, novelists and outside experts, and we make the most of our location, forging strong links with London’s cultural institutions.
In the 2017 National Student Survey, French and Hispanic Studies received overall satisfaction ratings of 100 per cent – top in the UK. Satisfaction among linguistics students was at 92 per cent. German was ranked first in London and Hispanic Studies and Russian in the top five by the Complete University Guide 2018.