I'm an American guy, and I finished my postgrad apps for the UK around mid-December. Sporadic lurker around these forums, and I finally decided to post. I graduated from an Ivy with a 3.74 (does that count as high class honours?) in Comparative Literature (French & Japanese) and have been working as a teacher for the past 3 years.
I applied for an masters (MSc, MLitt, MPhil, MA) in Comparative Literature (or some variation thereof) to Edinburgh (French & Japanese), St. Andrew's (French & Japanese), Oxbridge (French & Spanish), and UCL (French, Spanish, and Japanese). Any other fellow Comp Lit people?
I fear my application to Oxbridge might be shut down, because they only do Western languages in their Comp Lit departments... Seeing how I did Japanese as my main focus of comparison, it might seem like a stretch. Though there seems to be a move to be more inclusive of non-Western literary traditions. Cambridge even changed the name of the programme for the 2015/15 cycle.
Anyway, I already heard back from Edinburgh and got a non-conditional offer. I accepted the offer, but I'm still waiting to hear back. The whole process has been... a bit frustrating. I'm just glad it's done and out of my hands.
Any advice for this fidgety Yank? I'm also stressing about costs, but overall I think it'll be cheaper than the states.
I just want to know!