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BA Comparative Literature, Queen Mary transfer queries watch

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    I'm nearly at the end of my first year of Queen Mary's Comparative Literature course and I'm worried I may have made the wrong decision in coming here. The course is interesting and mostly well-taught, if a little disorganised, I'm just concerned for my career opportunities post-university. I made a conscious decision to come to Queen Mary, having gotten into Royal Holloway, Kings College, Goldsmiths and Kingston, as I was impressed by the campus; I also made a conscious decision to study CompLit - at all the other universities I applied for, I chose English Literature.

    Basically, I'm concerned I may have made the wrong decision; Kings is a more reputable university, and English Literature is (presumably) a more recognised degree. If I'm to go about transferring, I really ought to start looking into it now, so any advice you might have to offer me would be appreciated. I was also wondering whether there was an inter-collegiate mode of transfer as (besides Kingston) all my other choices are part of the University of London.


    I think you're worrying unnecessarily. If you're enjoying the course I can't see any reason to move.

    There is nothing wrong with Comparative Literature - it is held in just as high a regard as English Literature and it has just as good job prospects. Academically it is well recognised and postgrad courses in Literature would still be accessible to you. It won't close any doors to you employment wise (or for further academic study) as opposed to studying literature.

    As for worrying about the difference in reputation between QMUL and KCL, I wouldn't. This is a preocuppation on here, I've noticed, but the difference between the universities you've listed (apart from Kingston) is negligable.
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