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Studying Comparative Criticism and Translation at Oxford

Studying at Masters Level

The new MSt in Comparative Literature and Critical Translation is linked to OCCT and grows out of our research.

Information about applying is here

Further information about the course is here

If you are a student at Oxford, you can access our Core Course reading list on ORLO here.


At Undergraduate Level

The best way in to comparative study or work on translation is to take a Joint Degree, such as: 

English and Modern Languages

Classic and English

Classics and Modern Languages

Classics and Oriental Studies

European and Middle Eastern Languages

Philosophy and Modern Languages


At Doctoral Level

You must apply to a single Faculty but it is easy to arrange joint supervision across Faculties and therefore to work on topics involving comparative criticism and translation. 

Faculty of English  ; DPhil in English

Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages ; Modern Languages DPhil

Faculty of Oriental Studies ; DPhil in Oriental Studies

Faculty of Classics ; Classical Languages and Literature DPhil

Faculty of Music ; DPhil in Music

The Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art ; DPhil in Fine Art

Please contact the Graduate Studies Office in the relevant Faculty/ies for more information