Goldsmiths, University of London

Course Introduction

The MA Cities and Society is a research and training programme designed to identify the constraints, injustices and potentials of cities and urban processes. The degree brings together social analysis, activism, and inventive research methods to critically engage with various dimensions of urban work - from policy-making, research and cultural interventions, to the management of social programmes and institutions. The MA is distinguished by its theoretical rigour, integrity and a focus on experimental empirical research and covers the following disciplines: sociology, geography, anthropology, architecture, cultural studies, history, fine arts, media and communications. You?ll analyse the organisation of contemporary cities, including the built environment, commerce, housing, culture, political and social infrastructures and explore how distributions of wealth, power and culture in spaces and places are constituted through political, material and social processes. You?ll investigate the proliferation of technologies, techniques and ideas that change our notions about the use of things and bodies. Analytical and research skills that intersect basic sociological knowledge with that of architecture, the built environment, cultural and postcolonial theory, geography, planning, digital communications, and ethnography as they apply to the study of cities across the world. The training in this programme is applicable to work in multilateral institutions, NGOs, urban research institutes, municipal government, cultural and policy institutions, urban design firms, and universities.

Start Date:

2019-OCT-01. 2019-OCT-01.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £7,750 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £7,750 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £16,570 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts £3,875 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts £3,875 European Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts £8,285 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students should have (or expect to be awarded) an undergraduate degree of at least upper second class standard in a relevant/related subject. Students might also be considered for some programmes if they aren?t a graduate or their degree is in an unrelated field, but have relevant experience and can show that they have the ability to work at postgraduate level.
  • International entry requirements: Students need to have an IELTS score of 6.5 with a 6.5 in writing and no element lower than 6.0.