Goldsmiths, University of London

Course Introduction

The MA Cultural Studies offers an interdisciplinary approach to the study of contemporary culture. Students are introduced to a variety of perspectives and traditions as well as to the creative interface between such disciplines. The programme addresses art and the city, the culture industries, politics and globalisation, and media in the information age, as central themes. It incorporates the basic themes and leading figures of classical Cultural Studies as well as the latest developments in Cultural Studies and Cultural Theory.

High-level knowledge of cultural research; transferable skills within social and critical theory, aesthetics and performance, communication and multimedia; ethnography skills; critical appreciation of current debates in the media, the culture industries and the wider contemporary cultural environment. Around half of students completing this programme progress to PhD level, and others go into practical work ? in the creative industries and in NGOs in a great number of countries.

Start Date:

Duration: 4-6 years.. Duration: 3-4 years..

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £6,990 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £6,990 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £15,040 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts £3,495 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts £3,495 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.