Goldsmiths, University of London

Course Introduction

This programme will help students to understand a range of empirical, aesthetic and conceptual issues which traverse and exceed both 'art' and 'international' politics. This course will explore practices and issues related to public space, democracy, equality, participation, justice and affect. By shuttling across art and politics, rather than seeking to produce a synthesis between the two, we probe a range of practices and strategies which, in the encounter between art and politics, play out in numerous forms and very different kinds of social spaces. Students will work alongside a mixed constituency of students from Art, Politics, International Studies, Philosophy, and Cultural Studies as well as numerous other disciplines, which mean we can take up the challenge to develop frameworks and spaces that are mixed and mobile, and which can operate in trans-disciplinary settings. In such a mixed context, questions about ?autonomy? and the political character of art take on renewed vigour and urgency.

You'll develop: a critical engagement with the broad field of international studies, communication skills, research skills, presentation skills. Our graduates come from diverse disciplinary backgrounds and embark on highly contrasting career paths. These include careers in curating (both independent and embedded); art practice (both collaborative and individual); journalism (radio, web and print journalism); performing arts; central and local government; work with NGOs (national and international); research (academic and professional); project development, administration and management. Some of our graduates undertake further professional training in law; journalism; education and social work.

Start Date:

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

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £9,040 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £9,040 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £18,340 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts £4,520 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts £4,520 European Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts £9,170 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.