University Master's Degree in Comparative Literature: Literary and Cultural Studies

Pioneering programme with a multidisciplinary perspective with which creatively to solve current issues related to the study of literature and culture within a contemporary multicultural context 

Content Official Master's Degree in Comparative Literature: Literary and Cultural Studies

Ideal student profile

The admission profile for Master's degrees requires prior training in humanities or social sciences.

Basic skills

  • Possess and understand knowledge that provides a basis or opportunity for originality in the development and/or application of ideas, often in a research context
  • Student should possess an ability to learn that enables them to continue studying in a manner which is largely self-supervised or independent
  • Students should know how to apply the knowledge they acquire and be capable of solving problems in new or little-known areas within broader contexts (or multidisciplinary contexts) related to their area of study
  • Students should be able to integrate knowledge and face the complexity of making judgements from information which, being incomplete or limited, include reflections on the social and ethical responsibilities linked to the application of their knowledge and judgements
  • Students should know how to communicate their conclusions, knowledge and final reasoning that they hold in front of specialist and non-specialist audiences clearly and unambiguously

Specific skills

  • Apply the different theoretical and generic models to text analysis and interpretation.
  • Interpret, in accordance with the principal analysis methodologies, the thematic and symbolic contents of the work in terms of its rhetorical and pragmatic strategies.
  • Apply the ideological foundations of cultural analysis to the different areas of literary criticism and comparativist studies.
  • Examine the main theoretical currents in history of the theory of literature.
  • Evaluate current applications of comparative literature based on the historical processes it has followed.
  • Examine the ideological foundations of cultural representations of gender and sexuality.
  • Make creative, original contributions to the comparativist study of literary and cultural texts.
  • Analyse how literary tradition has been built up and the literary and cultural processes that have played a decisive role in it.
  • Analyse the historical processes of theory of literature and comparative literature, basing the analysis on paradigm shifts.

Cross-curricular skills

  • Reason critically based on analysis and synthesis.
  • Present research findings to experts and non-experts.
  • Organise, plan and manage projects.
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team in different contexts.