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University of Glasgow

Comparative Literature and Music

UCAS Code: QWF3
MA (Hons) 4 years full-time 2017
MA (Hons) 4 years part-time 2017
Ucas points guide

136

% applicants receiving offers

Not Available

Subjects
  • Comparative literary studies
  • Music
Student score
72% LOW
73% MED
% employed or in further study
88% LOW
93% MED
Average graduate salary
£18k MED
£15k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
AAB

Must have Music at least at AS level at grade B. Must include at least one Arts, Humanities or Language subject at A-level.

Scottish Highers
ABBB-AAAAAB

Must include Music and English at Higher.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 136 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

Not Available

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

£1,820

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

COMPARATIVE LITERATURE: - Comparative literature is the study of literature across cultural and national frontiers, time periods, languages and genres, even across the boundaries between literature and the other arts. You will have the opportunity to study a foreign language (even as a beginner). MUSIC: - If you have ability in music and an interest in its cultural background and technique then this programme is for you. In each year you are given a range of options from which to choose, allowing you to design your own degree to cater to your own particular interests and strengths.

Modules

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How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
14%
86%

Year 1

32%
68%

Year 2

12%
88%

Year 3

10%
90%

Year 4

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
35%
60%
5%

Year 1

57%
43%

Year 2

11%
69%
20%

Year 3

25%
75%

Year 4

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 82%
Student score 72% LOW
Able to access IT resources

100%

Staff made the subject interesting

82%

Library resources are satisfactory

94%

Feedback on work has been helpful

59%

Feedback on work has been prompt

47%

Staff are good at explaining things

71%

Received sufficient advice and support

82%

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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
27% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
71% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
13% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
458 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
32% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
7% 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 88% LOW
Average graduate salary £18k MED
Graduates who are artistic, literary and media occupations

8%

Graduates who are welfare and housing associate professionals

6%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

15%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Just over 200 students graduated with this type of degree in 2012, as it's a pretty specialised subject. Graduates were very likely to get jobs in London or the home counties, 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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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 76%
Student score 73% MED
Able to access IT resources

87%

Staff made the subject interesting

91%

Library resources are satisfactory

96%

Feedback on work has been helpful

71%

Feedback on work has been prompt

69%

Staff are good at explaining things

89%

Received sufficient advice and support

73%

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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
14% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
51% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
10% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
501 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
77% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
13% 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 93% MED
Average graduate salary £15k MED
Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

8%

Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals

5%

Graduates who are artistic, literary and media occupations

14%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Music is a popular degree subject and a little over 4,600 degrees were awarded to UK graduates in 2012. Most were working after six months – but postgraduate study (usually continuing with music) is quite common and a lot of graduates go into music teaching, often as freelance or travelling music teachers of particular instruments. Obviously, many music graduates get work as musicians as well, or work as sound recordists and in similar technical roles. Music is important in advertising and so a lot of graduates go into this industry and management is also a popular job role for music graduates. Because a lot of musician work is temporary or freelance, the most common way for new graduates to get jobs in music is through their own contacts, so learning how to make good use of networks and contacts might help in your career.
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