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MA Crossways in Cultural Narratives (Mundus)

The Crossways in Cultural Narratives is an EU-supported multidisciplinary, multilingual Masters programme. It is designed and taught by a consortium of ten top European and North and South American universities:

  • 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)

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The programme

The MA offers a programme of European languages, cultures and literatures.

The major discipline is literary studies, with a resolutely comparative approach based on the English, French, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese linguistic realms. The programme also integrates courses in Aesthetics, the History of Ideas, Semiotics, Linguistics and Communication.

Modules were selected in relation to a common theme across the Crossways Mundus Masters programme: cultural crossways and hybridisation.

The main Sheffield focus is "Texts and Contexts", examining literary, discursive and cinematographic texts from the French, Iberian, English, German and Russian cultural arenas in their respective political- and social-historical contexts. However, Sheffield's exceptionally extensive and diverse range of modules can be incorporated in several other defined thematic pathways which students can choose to follow - or these modules can be part of a pathway which the student designs for him/herself in direct consultation with Sheffield tutors.

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The Crossways programme selects, funds and teaches Masters students from many European and non-European countries.

The programme lasts TWO years (four semesters). You spend Semester One at University A, Semesters Two and Three at University B (your 'Home University'), and Semester Four at University C.

More about the programme: applying, eligibility, funding, structure, content, aims