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BA World Literatures

BA World Literatures

The University of Manchester

The University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
  • QS World University Rankings
    =27
  • Degree BA
  • Study Level Bachelors
  • Duration 36 months
  • Start date Jan-2000
The BA World Literatures course gives students access to an immense range of texts - from ancient to contemporary literature, and from Asia, the Americas, Africa and the Middle East, as well as Europe. Alongside English literature from the Anglo-Saxon period to the present day, and from all periods from continental Europe, students can study post-colonial literatures, cultural theory, creative writing and film. In Year 1, students will sample a wide selection of literature and critical theory, and develop a solid basis of knowledge and skills on which they will build in Years 2 and 3. Three course units in World Literatures (60 credits) are mandatory in Year 1, along with 20 to 60 further credits from a range of literature options. In Years 2 and 3, students will select courses from a range of options. There's a mandatory 40-credit thesis in the final year, on which each student will work closely with an academic supervisor to develop a topic of his/her choosing.