City, University of London

Course Introduction

The Centre for Culture & Creative Industries is host to a vibrant research community concerned with current debates affecting: Power in/of the creative and cultural sectors; Cultural geographies, heritage and the urban organization of culture; In/equalities and labour conditions in the cultural industries; Mediated identity, consumption and intimacy; Gender, ethnicity and sexuality. The Centre welcomes applications for research that is underpinned by empirical and/or theoretical methodologies. We have a strong commitment to the development of interdisciplinary approaches that take account of cultural and creative industries in historical, political and social contexts.

Candidates are required to demonstrate the following: a full understanding of previous research literature and current academic and professional thinking; the ability to undertake sustained, high level research and master the theoretical (and where appropriate, practical) aspects of the subject areas relevant to the research field; the ability to communicate the subject matter of the research field, and the conclusions of the particular research project, in the accepted academic form of a research thesis. An MPhil thesis should demonstrate evidence of systematic study and should be either a record of original work or a critical exposition of existing knowledge

Start Date:

Full-time duration: 2-4 years. Part-time duration: 4-7 years.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
4 years
Full Time
Master of Philosophy - MPhil £4,500 Home Fees
4 years
Full Time
Master of Philosophy - MPhil £4,500 European Fees
4 years
Full Time
Master of Philosophy - MPhil £12,000 Overseas Fees
7 years
Part Time
Master of Philosophy - MPhil £2,250 Home Fees
7 years
Part Time
Master of Philosophy - MPhil £2,250 European Fees
7 years
Part Time
Master of Philosophy - MPhil £6,000 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Candidates should normally have or be expecting an upper second or first class degree in any related discipline. We also expect a Master's degree or equivalent with the dissertation component marked at Distinction level (70+). However, we also welcome applications from mature students with substantial research experience. Candidates can be considered for a PhD by Prior Publication.
  • International entry requirements: Candidates whose first language is not English will be required to show evidence of a high standard of written and spoken fluency. Examples of this include a degree from a British university or a minimum overall score of 7.5 and no less than 7.0 in any of the subtests (Listening, Reading, Writing, Speaking) in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) administered by the British Council.
  • IELTS score: 7.5