Goldsmiths, University of London

Course Introduction

On this programme we interrupt theory with practice, and practice with theory – we aim to engage you, intellectually and critically, and with enthusiasm, in a cultural studies project that questions everything.

The programme offers an interdisciplinary approach to the study of culture. We'll introduce you to a wide variety of perspectives and traditions, animated via a creative interface between disciplines.

You'll develop a fundamental grounding in social and cultural theory, cultural studies and cultural research, as well as skills in ethnography, digital media, textual and audio'visual analysis.

The programme encourages you to deploy these methods to articulate your appreciation of crucial debates in the public domains of the media, the culture industries, formal and informal institutions, and in the wider contemporary cultural scene. Many students write text'based theses, but approximately one third of our candidates produce theses that incorporate practical work in media and/or arts.

Start Date:

09/2019

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
Master of Philosophy - MPhil £13,910 Overseas Fees
3 years
Full Time
Master of Philosophy - MPhil £4,260 Home Fees
4 years
Part Time
Master of Philosophy - MPhil
4 years
Full Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £13,910 Overseas Fees
4 years
Full Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £4,260 Home Fees
6 years
Part Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD
3 years
Full Time
Master of Philosophy - MPhil
4 years
Full Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD

Qualifications required:

  • You should normally have (or expect to be awarded) a taught Masters in cultural studies or in a related field with good results, especially in the dissertation. 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. We accept a wide range of international qualifications. If English isn’t your first language, you’ll need to meet our English language requirements of IELTS 7.0 with 7.0 in writing to study with us.