|Study location||United Kingdom, Egham, Surrey|
|Type||Bachelor courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||3 years|
|Tuition fee||To be confirmed|
High school / secondary education (or higher)
At least five GCSEs at grade A*-C or 9 – 4 including English and Mathematics.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
IELTS: 6.5 overall (with 7.0 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in each remaining subscore)
At least 1 reference(s) must be provided.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
This course combines the study of Comparative Literature and Culture (75% of your course) with that of International Film (25%), giving you a global cultural perspective across many different media.
Comparative Literature and Culture (CLC) with International Film offers you the opportunity to study global literature as well as to explore philosophy and visual arts, with a particular focus on international film. CLC combines a fascinating breadth of material with a focus on contexts – places, periods, and genres – to explore how key cultural shifts transform how we see, represent, and make sense of our changing world. CLC at Royal Holloway is a unique and intellectually stimulating degree which will develop you as a culturally-aware, creative and adaptable thinker.
We’ve developed this degree so that you can tailor it to suit your own evolving interests, choosing from our exceptionally wide range of fascinating options, ranging across continents and centuries, from antiquity to the present day, novels and poetry to philosophy, cinema and art. We will read, watch, and compare from Ancient Greece to contemporary New York, from Cuba to Korea, from epics to crime fiction, and from tragedy to the avant-garde. CLC enables you to study texts originally written in many languages, all translated into English.
Your study of International Film will complement your study of Comparative Literature and Culture. You will benefit from the expertise within the School of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures to explore the historical and cultural significance of film and study key styles, movements and genres, important filmmakers and national cinemas.
You will be taught by world-class experts who genuinely want to get to know you. We create a supportive environment, often using group work so you can try out new ideas and participate in lively discussions. Throughout your studies, you will receive personal guidance to ensure your course is aligned to your strengths, interests and career plans. As part of our close-knit international community you will be able to get involved in the many cultural initiatives on campus and make the most of being within easy reach of London, with its many cultural events and attractions.
Reading Texts – Criticism for Comparative Literature
Tales of the City – Introduction to Thematic Analysis
The core modules in International Film are:
International Film 1 – Contexts and Practices
The Birth of Film
Histories of Representation
Critical and Comparative Approaches
You must also pick two options from modules which typically include the following:
International Film 2 – Readings and Representations
A Special Theme in the Novel – Transgessions
Visual Arts 2 – Genre and Movements
Gender and Clothing in Twentieth-Century Literature and Culture
Deviance, Defiance and Disorder in Early Modern Spanish and French Literature
The core module in International Film is:
International Film 2 – Readings and Representations
Transnationalism, Diaspora and Globalisation in Contemporary Film
Transnationalism, Diaspora and Globalisation in Contemporary Film – Dissertation
You must pick two options from modules which typically include the following:
From Aestheticism to the Avant-Garde
The Gothic Mode in Spanish and English Fiction
Humans and Other Animals in Twenty-First Century Fiction and Thought
In addition to these mandatory course units there are a number of optional course units available during your degree studies. The following is a selection of optional course units that are likely to be available. Please note that although the College will keep changes to a minimum, new units may be offered or existing units may be withdrawn, for example, in response to a change in staff. Applicants will be informed if any significant changes need to be made.
On completion of your Comparative Literature and Culture with International Film degree at Royal Holloway you will have proven analytical skills and be an adaptable thinker with impressive communication and leadership skills – all of which will appeal to future employers. Your degree will demonstrate that you understand other values and cultures, a quality that will equip you to operate successfully in a fast-changing and increasingly globalised and multi-cultural environment.
On graduation you will be ready to pursue a career in a wide range of areas including publishing, marketing, the media, arts administration, fashion, international management, the civil service, accountancy or teaching. Alternatively you may choose to continue your studies by means of a postgraduate degree.
We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.