Find out what undergraduate study in Comparative Literature involves.
The undergraduate courses you can take as part of Comparative Literature.
Information about postgraduate programmes in Comparative Literature.
The postgraduate courses you can take as part of Comparative Literature.
Information about PhD study and doctoral research areas.
The subject Comparative Literature is located within the School of European Languages and Literatures.
Comparative Literature is the study of literature across national and cultural boundaries, chronological periods and disciplines.
Comparative Literature will interest you if you enjoy reading works from other countries and cultures, and if you want to think more deeply about what you read. Studying literature from a comparative perspective is particularly appropriate at a multicultural University like The University of Auckland.
Comparative Literature and your career
The skills and insights you will develop can be an advantage for any occupation involving the ability to work across cultures. Comparative Literature can be useful for careers in publishing, journalism, creative writing, editing, arts administration, librarianship, translation, foreign affairs, international business, teaching abroad, secondary school teaching and teaching English as a second language.
Study options in Comparative Literature
Comparative Literature is available for both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. Comparative Literature is taught by the School of European Languages and Literatures and other departments within the Faculty of Arts.