Goldsmiths, University of London

Course Introduction

This course will allow you to explore the interface between contemporary economics and culture, from the scale of a start-up or artwork to that of governmental policy, a city, or the global marketplace. It will also provide the approaches in critical and theoretical analysis that will enable you to conduct further academic research in areas ranging from art history to urban studies and critical theory. Taking full advantage of the UK?s leading role in the creative industries, and London?s status as a world city, this course creates opportunities for you to: make projects; go on field trips; do placements; carry out academic learning and research; meet leading creative practitioners and theorists. This will give you first-hand experience of the fast moving creative economy, as well as giving you indispensable skills in understanding that economy from a cultural, philosophical and political standpoint. Placements are student-led and supported by the research and organisational network of the course leaders. The programme provides advanced training for labour market-relevant skills in trans-disciplinary analysis of cultural work, aesthetics, urban development, governmentality, financialisation, cultural policy development, technology, intellectual property rights, and the role of cultural institutions. Suitable careers and areas of work for graduates of the programme include: Government and non-government sectors; Arts and arts administration; Design; Curation; Publishing; The academic sphere; Journalism; Media; The cultural sector.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £8,380 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £8,380 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £15,040 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts £4,190 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts £4,190 European Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts £7,520 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students should have (or expect to be awarded) an undergraduate degree of at upper least 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.