2020 start

Crossways in Cultural Narratives

School of Languages and Cultures, Faculty of Arts and Humanities

You'll study literature, aesthetics, the history of ideas, semiotics, linguistics and communication. This EU-funded course gives you the chance to study either in three European countries, or in two European countries and one other overseas.
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Course description

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
  • University of Tuebingen and National University of Tres de Febrero

You can’t apply directly to Sheffield for this course. For further information visit the ERASMUS-MUNDUS Masters website.


Core modules

No core modules

Optional modules

Examples include:

  • Approaches to Literature and Cultural Studies
  • Spanish Culture and Literature
  • Spanish American Literature and Society
  • Catalan Culture and Literature
  • Contemporary Portuguese Language and Literature
  • French Film Studies
  • Haïti : La Tragédie
  • Modern German Thought
  • Concepts and Approaches in Translation Studies
  • Concepts and Approaches in Intercultural Communication
  • Intercultural Communication in Practice
  • Modules from the School of English and the Department of History, subject to availability. 

You can also take language-learning modules and an internship option is available.


Teaching takes place through lectures, seminars, small-group work and workshops.


You’ll be assessed by coursework.


2 years full-time

Entry requirements

You can't apply directly to Sheffield for this course.

More about entry requirements on the Mundus website (Admissions section)

For further information visit Crossways in Cultural Narratives.


+44 114 222 0631

The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.