The programme has been under the academic direction of Professor Eugenio Trias since its first edition. Participating teaching staff have included Hans Belting, Michael Jakob, Román Gubern, Anne-Christine Taylor, Camila Loew, John Stewart, Robert R. Williams, Bernardo Nante and Corrado Bologna, among others.
The master's programme in Comparative Studies in Literature, Art and Thought is a multidisciplinary programme that aims to underscore the relationships between the arts and between various cultural discourses from both a contemporary and historical perspective. Students must choose a primary and secondary field of study from amongst the three possible specializations - literature, art and thought - in order to gain specialized knowledge in their preferred field while at the same time developing a cross-disciplinary point of view.
The programme provides students with the tools for reflection, analysis and interpretation used in advanced humanistic training to understand the complexity of the cultural phenomena of our time. Students may choose between a research-oriented course, designed to prepare them for subsequent doctoral studies, and an academic one, which covers a broad range of theoretical and practical knowledge that, in addition to supplementing their earlier academic training, has various possible applications in the field of cultural management and production.
Candidates should be intellectually curious, academically rigorous and able to establish relationships between various fields of knowledge. From an intellectually open-minded vantage point, they must be willing and eager to apply their independent learning skills and educational backgrounds to any of the fields covered by the programme with a view to studying in depth the interrelationships and processes responsible for the fertile complexity of contemporary culture.
Official university bachelor's or master's degree from the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) or equivalent foreign degree allowing access to a postgraduate degree in the country that issued the degree. Should the applicant have not finished yet their studies at the time of application, they will be asked to sign a statement certifying that they will have completed them before the start of the master degree program.
Qualifications can be in the following academic areas: Humanities, History of Art, Philosophy, Languages and Literature, History, Theory of Literature and Comparative Literature, Journalism, Audiovisual Communication, Translation and Interpretation, Political Sciences, Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, Education Sciences, Fine Arts, Architecture or Geography.
Academic transcript of the accredited official training with the average grade at the university of origin.
Curriculum Vitae in Spanish or Catalan.
A research proposal in Spanish or Catalan (600 to 800 words).
Language skills declaration
Identity Card or Passport.
A letter of recommendation.
Professional experience in any of the fields related to the master's programme.
Additional academic training in areas related to the master's programme.
Additional professional experience .
In addition, the Departments' selection committee may decide to interview the candidate.
The undergraduate degree/diploma and the academic transcript
If you have finished your Bachelor degree when you formalise your application, you will need to send us the following documents:
A photocopy of your undergraduate degree/diploma or Certification/proof of degree completion.
A photocopy of your official final undergraduate transcript.
However, if you have not yet completed your undergraduate studies when formalising application, you will need to provide us with the following documents:
A signed declaration of obtaining your degree before the commencement of the master's programme.
A photocopy of the provisional undergraduate transcript.
If the diploma or the academic transcript are not written in Catalan, Spanish, English, French, Portuguese or Italian, you will also have to include the respective sworn translations into Catalan or Spanish.
Research, teaching, cultural management, content documentation, publishing, literary consultancy, proofreading and copy-editing, literary criticism, art criticism, cultural journalism, exhibition coordination, cultural tourism, etc..