Postgraduate study and research in Comparative Literature

Postgraduate students

Our graduate programme, the only one in Comparative Literature in New Zealand, enables students from all disciplines to take courses within a broad, comparative framework, and those with a background of study of two literatures in the original language to take postgraduate degrees in Comparative Literature.

Studying Comparative Literature will allow you to challenge the traditional boundaries between disciplines and to draw insights from anthropology, art history, classics, history, linguistics, philosophy and sociology. You can take postgraduate courses within a broad framework and undertake research across many cultures and disciplines.

Postgraduate courses in Comparative Literature

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PhD students

We welcome enquiries from New Zealand and international students who wish to undertake doctoral research.

You will be supervised by our researchers and have access to a range of resources to assist you in your academic and professional development. These can include graduate teaching assistantships, scholarships and writing stipends, funds to cover direct research costs and access to library and computing facilities.

We look forward to your contribution to the intellectual life and research profile of Comparative Literature.

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