Goldsmiths, University of London

Course Introduction

The MA Cultural Policy, Relations and Diplomacy is a trans-disciplinary programme that addresses the theory and practice of cultural policy, cultural relations, and cultural and public diplomacy. This broad area of study and the terminology applied to it is fluid and expanding. Having culture as the underlying thread, the programme explores areas such as: arts policy and management; globalisation; cultural relations; public diplomacy; cultural and arts diplomacy; external communications; place branding. This will provide a unique perspective into this field of study, and will examine topics such as mobility of cultural practitioners, cultural identity, intercultural dialogue, mutuality, propaganda, soft power, hegemony, influence and perceptions. Graduates of this programme develop a wide range of skills and competencies. You'll be able to: Describe and understand a range of practices, policies, structures and systems in the cultural policy and international cultural relations areas involving a variety of stakeholders (individuals, NGOs, foundations, corporations, governments, international and supranational organisations); Define and understand the use of theories and key concepts in cultural policy, cultural relations and cultural and public diplomacy, such as culture, identity, globalisation, soft power, hegemony, influence, propaganda, mutuality, trust, intercultural dialogue, nation building/branding; Discuss the importance of cultural policy in relation to international cultural relations; Understand the diverse and changing relationships between culture/arts, politics and international relations; Build on your existing experience and/or interest to develop knowledge within cultural policy and international cultural relations.

Start Date:

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

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £10,140 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £10,140 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £18,340 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts £5,070 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts £5,070 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 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.