University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

Crossways in Cultural Narratives

This ERASMUS-MUNDUS Masters programme is a truly international course: EU funded, multilingual, multidisciplinary and taught by a consortium of European and North and South American universities. Literature is the main subject. The approach is comparative. There are also modules in aesthetics, the history of ideas, semiotics, linguistics and communication. You'll study at three of the participating universities. They are: University of Sheffield, England; University of Bergamo, Italy; New University of Lisbon, Portugal; University of Perpignan, France; University of Poznan, Poland; University of St Andrews, Scotland; University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain; University Iberoamericana, Mexico; University of Guelph, Canada; Entre Rios University, Argentina.

Entry requirements

A good 2.1 degree or equivalent in the field of arts, languages or social sciences. A near-native, degree-level command of 2 of the following European Languages: English, French, Italian, Portuguese, Polish, and Spanish; together with a basic knowledge of, or a willingness to acquire, a 3rd European language. English language requirements: overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Course modules

Modules include: Critical Theory; Visual Culture and Society in the Soviet Union; French Cultural Studies; French Gender Studies; Modern Spanish Culture and Literature; Spanish American Literature and Society; Catalan Culture and Literature; Contemporary Portuguese Language and Literature; 19th-Century German Literary Studies; 20th-Century German Literature; Gender Studies in Europe; Concepts and Approaches in Translation Studies; Concepts and Approaches in Intercultural Communication; Intercultural Communication in Practice; Approaches to Translation Genres - plus a large range of School of English modules. You can also take language-learning modules and an internship option is available.

Assessment methods

Students are assessed by coursework.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site Sheffield S10 2TN Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

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