Birkbeck, University of London

Course Introduction

The Department of Film, Media and Cultural Studies has an international reputation for teaching and research. We offer practice'based research options as well as traditional MPhil/PhD study. Our current students are exploring a broad range of interests, including art and urban regeneration, socially engaged art practice, institutional critique, curatorial practice, cultural and creative industries, and interdisciplinary topics such as new media and geography.

Course Modules

Current research areas include: Cultural policy and theory; public art; gentrification; cultural identity; sculpture parks and gardens; contemporary art history; environmental site'based art; museum studies; arts education; virtual identity in the arts in post'war Britain; professional and managerial practice; and curatorial and archival practice.

Course Additional Entry

A relevant Master's degree. If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, the requirement for this programme is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 7.0, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub'tests.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
2 years
Full Time
MPhil £11,475  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 years
Full Time
MPhil £3,840  Academic year. First year home fees
3 years
Part Time
MPhil £5,750  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Part Time
MPhil £2,020  Academic year. First year home fees
3 years
Full Time
PhD £11,475  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Full Time
PhD £3,840  Academic year. First year home fees
5 years
Part Time
PhD £5,750  Academic year. First year overseas fees
5 years
Part Time
PhD £2,020  Academic year. First year home fees