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Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Comparative literary studies
Student score
Not Available
% employed or in further study
100% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£20k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

including grade A in English Literature or English Language and Literature. Please note that A-level General Studies, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills and Global Perspectives are not accepted by King's as one of your A levels

Scottish Highers

Must be combined with two Scottish Advanced Highers. We do not count the Higher and Advanced Higher in the same subject

Scottish Advanced Highers

Including grade A in Advanced Higher English Literature / English Language and Literature. Must be combined with three Scottish Highers. We do not count the Higher and Advanced Higher in the same subject

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

DDM with eleven Distinctions and two A levels at grades AB, including grade A in A level English Literature or English Language & Literature

International Baccalaureate

including 6,6,5 at Higher Level with HL6 in English Literature. Note the total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE.

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 93 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers


Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support


Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

On this degree you will examine in detail the similarities and differences between literature written in different places and at different times. The Department of Comparative Literature at King's covers 12 languages, six continents, and spans over 2,500 years. Focus extends beyond the modern works of literature of Europe to the Americas, Australia, China, the Middle East, South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. Where else in the UK can you study African literature in English and French alongside Greek modernist poetry, or modern Indian literature alongside the eighteenth-century European novel? All in a central London location that opens the doors to endless world-class libraries, institutes, galleries, concert halls and theatres.


King's College London, University of London

Campus building

King's is the 'fun' university of London. We're slap bang in the middle of the world's best city, making us a rather big deal. Our five campuses are filled with academically driven, sports loving, volunteering and sociable students, with an active Students' Union who proudly promotes diversity, equality and fairness. Desmond Tutu, Florence Nightingale and John Keats all studied at King's.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
51% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
83% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
2% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
471 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
93% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
4% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 100% HIGH
Average graduate salary £20k MED
Graduates who are artistic, literary and media occupations


Graduates who are media professionals


Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Just over 150 students graduated with this type of degree in 2015, as it's a pretty specialised subject. Graduates were very likely to take their communication skills to the marketing and PR industry, and a lot of the jobs are in and around London, so if you want a job outside these areas then be aware that they might not necessarily be easy to come by.
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