Goldsmiths, University of London

Course Introduction

This course is designed to equip you with conceptual and analytical tools to understand and engage these developments in thoughtful and inventive ways. This programme emphasises the critical analysis of cultural processes from advanced theoretical perspectives - our analysis is as creative and dynamic as the processes themselves. You?ll be introduced to a range of traditions and resources from the sociology of culture, cultural studies, process philosophy, continental philosophy, postcolonial theory, critical literary aesthetics, and textual analysis. Through this, you?ll gain a critical understanding of contemporary cultural processes and central issues in the theory and analysis of contemporary culture. You?ll investigate key debates and questions like how cultural analysis can engage with the most significant challenges of the contemporary globalised world and whether critical traditions of social and cultural thought provide adequate responses to these challenges. You'll develop the following skills during the programme: advanced analytical skills; the ability to evaluate complex theoretical positions and to deploy those within appropriate formats and frameworks. Recent graduates have embarked on professional careers in social research, thinks tanks, the arts and cultural sectors, government and public administration, development, human rights, NGOs, and in media and communications globally. They have also progressed to PhD study.

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 students 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.