Goldsmiths, University of London

Course Introduction

The Institute for Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship has a strong research base in all areas of cultural policy; creative, cultural and social entrepreneurship; cultural diplomacy; and arts management.

The Institute for Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship (ICCE) provides a unique environment to study and research, with world leading academic thinkers within a university globally recognised for its research excellence.

ICCE welcomes proposals from highly qualified individuals who wish to pursue PhD degrees. These research projects should be of the highest quality, in keeping with Goldsmiths' reputation as a leading producer of exceptional research.

We are particularly interested in hearing from people interested in carrying out research into:

+ cultural and creative entrepreneurship

+ creative industries

+ business models for the creative economy

+ social entrepreneurship

+ cultural tourism

+ culture and regeneration

+ cultural relations and diplomacy

+ audience development

+ cultural policy

Current PhD studies being undertaken in ICCE include:

+ 21st century competencies

+ leadership of arts and cultural organisations

+ personalisation of the arts offer

+ value and how to assess this in the creative industries

+ audience development

+ the business of comedy

+ applied conceptual art

+ cultural diplomacy

Course Modules

You'll be supervised by a full'time member of staff, generally agreed during the preliminary discussions regarding your research with the ICCE Director. PhD theses are up to a maximum of 100,000 words. All students enrolled in the MPhil/PhD programme are initially required to attend a weekly seminar in research methodology conducted by the Goldsmiths Graduate School. These seminars are designed to bring together research students with diverse interests in a cooperative and stimulating environment. Its objectives include training students for the Spring Review Week, written and oral presentations, preparation for upgrading procedures and publication of articles.

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
4 years
Full Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £4,260 Home Fees
4 years
Full Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £14,600 Overseas Fees
6 years
Part Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD
3 years
Full Time
Master of Philosophy - MPhil £4,260 Home Fees
3 years
Full Time
Master of Philosophy - MPhil £14,600 Overseas Fees
4 years
Part Time
Master of Philosophy - MPhil

Qualifications required:

  • You should normally have (or expect to be awarded) a taught Masters in a relevant subject area. You might also be considered 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. Applicants will be interviewed, by telephone or Skype for those not based in the UK. If this is the case, we will contact you to arrange a suitable time for the interview. If English isn’t your first language, you’ll need to meet our English language requirements of IELTS 6.5 with a 6.5 in writing and no element lower than 6.0 to study with us.