Goldsmiths, University of London

Course Introduction

This programme brings together social analysis, design, activism, and inventive research methods in a critical engagement with various dimensions of urban work – from planning, policy making, research, cultural intervention, to the management of social programmes and institutions. Increasingly, no matter how we live, we know this 'world' primarily through the experience of living within and between cities. These cities continuously produce new challenges for their inhabitants and administrators. In doing so, they also produce opportunities for understanding the constraints and potentials of both human and non'human life. This is a research and training programme designed to support strategic interventions in urban governance, design, institution'building and change, as well as social'spatial development.

Course Modules

Core modules: Remaking London; navigating urban life; urban field encounters. A specialist option module taken from the department's extensive list, or from the departments of Anthropology, Media and Communications, English and Comparative Literature, Politics, Music, Educational Studies or the Centre for Cultural Studies, and a dissertation.

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MA £7,520 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MA £16,080 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time

Qualifications required:

  • You should have (or expect to be awarded) an undergraduate degree of at least upper second class standard in a relevant/related subject. You might also be considered for some programmes if you aren’t a graduate or your degree is in an unrelated field, but have relevant experience and can show that you have the ability to work at postgraduate level.