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 PhD 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. Throughout the research degree you will develop skills in ethnography and cultural research, and be able to deploy these 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.

Start Date:

The study period is between 4-6 years.. The study period is between 3-4 years..

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
4 years
Full Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Home Fees
4 years
Full Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £14,330 European Fees
4 years
Full Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £14,330 Overseas Fees
6 years
Part Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Home Fees
6 years
Part Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £7,165 European Fees
6 years
Part Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £7,165 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students 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. 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 7.0 with a 7.0 in writing.
  • IELTS score: 7