Queen Mary, University of London

Course Introduction

The programme brings together historical and contemporary perspectives on metropolitan culture through approaches that span the humanities and social sciences, and through engaging with urban history and theory, literature, art practice, performance, exhibitions, the built environment and more. This programme: provides a sound conceptual base as well as suitable practical training to conduct independent research on London, introducing resources in the city and ways of using them intelligently and creatively; makes the most of Queen Mary's location in the East End, being close to key cultural resources and institutions as well as in an area whose historical changes and current transformations provide a focus for study and debate; involves working with a range of London'based archives, libraries, museums and other repositories with collections relating to the cultural life of the city, while exploring the practices of museums, institutions, artists and others working beyond the academy.

Course Modules

Compulsory module: Cities, space and power; resources for research; optional modules may include: art, performance and the city; empire race and immigration; geographical thought and practice; cultural geography in practice; contemporary theatre and performance; London spaces from Fitzstephen to Stow; metro intellectuals: British women writers in London and Paris; postcolonialism, language and identity; sociability: literature and the city; the propaganda war in London, 1793'1796; the theory and history of community organising; Victorian print culture; writing the East End.

Course Additional Entry

An upper 2nd Class Honours degree or higher in a humanities or social science subject from a UK university (or an equivalent international qualification) together with 2 supportive references is required. Candidates are expected to have good English language abilities and to meet the standard of the IELTS, or equivalent, at a level of 7.0.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £14,400  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £7,950  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time
MA (Postgraduate) £7,200  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 years
Part Time
MA (Postgraduate) £3,975  Academic year. First year home fees
1 year
Part Time
PgCert £4,800  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Part Time
PgCert £2,650  Academic year. First year home fees