University of St Andrews

University of St Andrews

Crossways in Cultural Narratives

This EU-approved multidisciplinary, multilingual programme is delivered by a consortium of 7 European universities: Bergamo (Italy); Nova Lisboa (Portugal); Poznan (Poland); Perpignan (France); Santiago de Compostela (Spain); St Andrews (Scotland); Sheffield (England); and 3 universities from the Americas, namely: Guelph (Canada); Entre Ríos (Argentina); Iberoamericana (Mexico). The major discipline is literature (with a comparative approach), but it includes modules in: Aesthetics; history of ideas; semiotics; linguistics; communication.

Entry requirements

A UK 2.1 Honours degree, or professional, or overseas equivalent.

Course modules

The Erasmus Mundus MLitt in Crossways in Cultural Narratives is a two-year taught postgraduate programme open to both European and non-European students. It is run by an international consortium of the following universities:

Bergamo, Italy
Lisboa, Portugal
Poznan, Poland
Perpignan, France
Santiago de Compostela, Spain
St Andrews, Scotland
Sheffield, England
Guelph, Canada
Entre Ríos, Argentina
Mexico City, Mexico.
The programme centres on the theme of crossways and cultural hybridisation. Its major discipline is literature with a comparative approach, but it includes modules in aesthetics, history of ideas, semiotics, linguistics and communication. Study at St Andrews focuses on the areas of cultural identities and comparative literature.

The course is divided into four semesters. Students spend Semesters 2 and 3 at the same university, and Semesters 1 and 4 at two different universities. Please note that students may not choose a mobility track comprising both St Andrews and Sheffield, and they may not spend the same academic year in both Canada and the UK.

Assessment methods

During the programme, students participate in courses delivered through lectures and seminars which are graded by either continuous assessment, the preparation of a researched dossier or examinations at the end of the semester. At the end of the course, students work autonomously on a final dissertation (worth 20 ECTS) under supervision by members of the consortium's teaching staff.

Sponsorship information

The Master's programme is accessible to both European and non-European students, and annually offers 20 competitive scholarships of 21,000€ per annum to non-European students; it also offers mobility allowances and other advantages to European students. Also available: Carnegie-Cameron bursaries; entrant accommodation bursary; Formula Santander Postgraduate scholarship; recent graduate discount; Thomas and Margaret Roddan Trust bursary.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MLitt Full-time September 2017 EUR 3,500 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MLitt Full-time September 2017 EUR 3,500 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MLitt Full-time September 2017 EUR 7,000 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MLitt Full-time September 2017 EUR 3,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MLitt Full-time September 2017 EUR 3,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MLitt Full-time September 2017 EUR 3,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of St Andrews St Andrews KY16 9AX Scotland

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Key information

Contact: 
Postgraduate Director
Telephone number: 
01334 463647