Master's level studies in comparative literature aim at expanding the knowledge acquired in the bachelor’s degree, developing the research and analytic capabilities of the student, and providing the student with the opportunity to delve deeper into his or her field of specialization. Most of the master's level studies are given in a seminar format, and include two mandatory theoretical courses (in varying topics), as well as elective studies both in and out of the department.
The master's program is open in two separate tracks: research-based and not research-based. Within the research-based track, students write a comprehensive piece of research work (“thesis”). Selected students from the master's program get the opportunity to teach the department's various tutorials. In addition, a variety of scholarships for outstanding students are available within the Hebrew University.