Crossways in Cultural Narratives (Erasmus Mundus MLitt) 2020 entry
The Erasmus Mundus MLitt in Crossways in Cultural Narratives is a two year EU-endorsed, multidisciplinary and multilingual programme delivered by a consortium of international universities. At St Andrews, this degree focuses on the areas of cultural identities and comparative literature.
Postgraduate, leading to an Erasmus Mundus Master of Letters (MLitt)
- Start date: 7 September 2020
- End date: 30 September 2021
Information about all programmes from previous years of entry can be found in the archive.
Two years full time
- A good 2.1 Honours undergraduate degree in the field of arts, languages or social sciences.
- If you studied your first degree outside the UK, see the international entry requirements.
- You will also need proficiency in two of the following European languages together with a basic knowledge or willingness to acquire a third European language. The minimum language requirement is B2 on the European language certification standards, although a C1 equivalent is preferable.
The qualifications listed are indicative minimum requirements for entry. Some academic Schools will ask applicants to achieve significantly higher marks than the minimum. Obtaining the listed entry requirements will not guarantee you a place, as the University considers all aspects of every application including, where applicable, the writing sample, personal statement, and supporting documents.
2020 fees have not yet been set for this course. For the 2019 fees, please check the fees web page.
See which countries are programme and partner countries in the Erasmus programme guide.
Applicants should apply as early as possible to be eligible for certain scholarships and for international visa purposes. Application is through the Crossways website.
- personal statement
- sample of academic written work (2,000 words)
- two original signed academic references
- academic transcripts and degree certificates
- proof of your language proficiency in two European languages.
For more guidance, see supporting documents and references for postgraduate taught programmes.
Below are the modules which are compulsory for study at the University of St Andrews.
For more details of modules offered at St Andrews, including weekly contact hours, teaching methods and assessment, please see the latest module catalogue which is for the 2019–2020 academic year; some elements may be subject to change for 2020 entry.
- Literary and Cultural Theory 1: provides research training by exploring a range of literary and cultural theories through which texts may be conceptualised, criticised and analysed.
- undergraduate language module chosen from French, German Italian or Spanish.
- plus one optional module.
- Dissertation Report (or Short Dissertation Report plus Work-Related Project (a placement or project designed to explore the application of academic and intellectual skills in the world of employment). The Dissertation Report consists of a series of one-to-one meetings with the supervisor where the student addresses the following: (i) Research Questions; (ii) Corpus; (iii) Methodology; and (iv) Literature review of secondary sources. The module outcome is twofold: (i) a 5,000-word (or 2,500-word for the Short version) piece which is consistent with the work to be carried out in the Dissertation; and (ii) an oral presentation summarising the progress achieved.
- plus two optional modules.
- Dissertation Progress: a series of one-to-one meetings with the supervisor in which specific areas and issues of the topic are developed. It builds on the work of the Dissertation Report in order to produce a 10,000-word piece of writing involving a detailed plan of the final Mundus Dissertation and samples of a chapter or chapters.
- plus two optional modules.
- one optional module
- Mundus Dissertation: 20,000-word dissertation on an approved topic.
This is a sample of the optional modules that may be available for Crossways in Cultural Narratives.
- Apples and Oranges: Issues in Comparative Literature
- Literary and Cultural Theory 1
- Literary and Cultural Theory 2
- Problems of Culture and Identity 1
- Problems of Culture and Identity 2
- Research and Professional Skills
- Specialised Research in Middle Eastern Literatures and Cultures, French Studies, German Studies, Italian Studies, Russian Studies or Spanish and Latin American Studies
- The Contemporary Canon: Why Books Sell
Optional modules are subject to change each year, and attendance may be limited (see the University’s position on curriculum development).
You will write the dissertation in one of the principal languages of your study, but it does not necessarily need to be in the language of the country of study during Semester 4.
Dissertations are supervised by a principal and a support supervisor from two universities of the consortium. These supervisors will provide topic guidance and support throughout the research and writing process.
The modules listed here are indicative, and there is no guarantee they will run for 2020 entry. Take a look at the most up-to-date modules in the module catalogue.