MA Crossways in Cultural Narratives (Mundus)

School of Languages and Cultures, Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Our courses are about overcoming language barriers. An MA from Sheffield prepares you for a career in a multilingual workplace.

Sheffield is leading the debate on international development and the School of Languages and Cultures plays a key role.

We work with colleagues from a range of disciplines to create courses that prepare you for an international, multilingual career.

About the course

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 will 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

Core modules

There are no core modules.

Optional modules

These include:

  • Critical Theory
  • Visual Culture & Society in the Soviet Union
  • French Cultural Studies
  • French Gender Studies
  • Modern Spanish Culture & Literature
  • Spanish American Literature & Society
  • Catalan Culture & Literature
  • Contemporary Portuguese Language & 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.

Apply now

You can't apply directly to Sheffield for this course. For further information visit Crossways in Cultural Narratives.

Chuandong Huang, postgraduate student in the School of Languages and Cultures


Key facts

Course duration

2 years full-time

Entry requirements

You'll need the equivalent of a first class or 2:1 BA degree in the same subject or related subjects to those you wish to study during the programme (French, English, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese).

You must be fluent in the languages of at least two of the countries in which you wish to study.

Entry requirements for international students

Fees and funding

We don't have a fee for this course. Try this fee calculator or contact the department to check.

Under the EU Mundus scheme, several full value (fee and living-cost) bursaries are available to course participants from both non-EU and EU countries. Visit the course page for more information:

MA Crossways in Cultural Narratives (Mundus)

Financial information for postgraduate taught courses

Your career

Your knowledge and skills will be useful in a wide range of careers. Our graduates go on to work in further academic research, teaching, and national or international cultural and governmental organisations.

The latest facilities and resources

We're leaders in humanities knowledge transfer and the development of digital resources.

You'll be based in our new ultra-modern workspace, with dedicated study areas for postgraduate students and a café where you can relax and catch up with friends. We share the building with other schools in the Faculty of Arts, which creates opportunities for collaboration between departments.

Nearby is the modern Humanities Research Institute, which hosts seminars, workshops and conferences. The Information Commons and Western Bank Library are also close, giving you easy access to the research collections that will complement your studies.

An inspiring environment

We organise seminars and contribute to national and international conferences. We exchange with other universities in the Crossways network, the Worldwide Universities network and a range of other collaborative arrangements.

In Sheffield, the degree is primarily located in the School of Languages and Cultures (French Studies, Germanic Studies, Hispanic Studies, Slavonic Studies, Modern Language Teaching Centre), but with support and participation from the School of English. Staff of these departments research and teach a wide range of topics, including:

  • Film, Visual Cultures and Performance
  • The Literary Text
  • Literature and History
  • Cultural History and Politics
  • European Intellectual History
  • Gender Studies
  • Post-colonialism

Apply now

For more information on scholarships and how to apply visit:

Crossways in Cultural Narratives

Any questions?

If you'd like to know more about any aspect of our courses, contact us:

Caroline Wordley
Postgraduate Secretary
E: c.wordley@sheffield.ac.uk
T: +44 (0)114 222 0631