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Cultural and Critical Studies MA

University of Westminster
Location: 
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309 Regent St, W1B 2, London
Tel.+44 (0) 20 7911 5000

Current Status: Terminato
Course Type: Master Level:
Available Financing:
Tuition: 5.000 £ Duration y/mm: 0/12
Places Available: Credits:
Application Deadline: 15/09/2017 Admissions:
Start Date: 15/09/2017 End Date: 20/08/2018

Description

This interdisciplinary course offers you the rare opportunity to study contemporary critical and cultural debates across a wide range of fields. Exploring a variety of different visual, textual and spatial forms of culture, and their diverse theorisations, the course will particularly appeal to those with wide-ranging interests in the arts and humanities, as well as those interested in cutting-edge theoretical debates.

Modules are taught by expert staff from a number of different disciplines, giving you the chance to follow particular themes in the areas that most interest you. Recent work by staff in Cultural and Critical Studies includes books and articles on new media, urban theory, gender, contemporary art and aesthetics, Victorian criminality, China, visual culture, architecture, post-colonialism and critical theory.

Contents

The following modules are indicative of what you will study on this course. For more details on course structure and modules, and how you will be taught and assessed, see the full course document on the master website.

Core modules:

  • Capitalism and Culture
  • Dissertation
  • Problems and Perspectives in Cultural Studies
  • Research Methods: Knowledge, Cultural Memory, Archives and Research

Option modules:

Choose four from:

  • Creative Digital Technology
  • Interpreting Spaces
  • Reading Contemporary Culture
  • Reading the Nation
  • Representing World Cultures
  • Sexuality and Narrative
  • Urban Cultures

Requirements

You are normally required to have a good first degree or equivalent in a relevant subject.

If your first language is not English, you will need an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent. The University offers pre-sessional summer programmes if you need to improve your English before starting your course.

Career Prospects

The course is intended to give you sophisticated critical skills and a widely applicable knowledge of contemporary culture. This enables further study at MPhil or PhD levels, but is also particularly relevant to a range of professions in the media, creative and cultural industries.

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