LJMU’s MA in Cities, Culture and Creativity provides a broad intellectual and academic understanding of urban development and cultural distinctiveness.

  • Study in Liverpool, one of the leading arts and cultural centres outside of London (European Capital of Culture in 2008, UNESCO World Heritage Site)
  • Develop a broad-based understanding of how key institutions, social groupings, and different representations of cities mediate urban development and cultural distinctiveness
  • Follow a curriculum that plays a key role in developing your approaches to studying and knowledge application in the fields of creativity and culture in urban environments
  • Enjoy excellent pastoral and academic support for placement opportunities
  • The course has established itself a strong track record and reputation of moving its MA graduates on to PhD research

Study Details:

MA: 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

Module Details:

Core Modules

Understanding Cities: Theory, Culture and Social Change 30 credits
Research Methods: Cities, Culture, Creativity 30 credits
Creative Communities 30 credits
Re-Imagining Cities: Using Cultural Policy and Place Marketing 30 credits
Dissertation 60 credits

Programme Funding

There are many ways to fund postgraduate study for home and international students. From loans to International Scholarships and subject-specific funding, you’ll find all of the information you need on our specialist postgraduate funding pages.

Student Destinations

The programme has institutional ties with FACT, the Philharmonic, Liverpool Biennial, the Everyman Theatre and Tate Liverpool and these relationships offer insights into contemporary practice as well as work-related learning opportunities. Such hands-on experience is vital for your future professional success.

On graduation you will understand the development of urban environments and will be able to interpret place-making for a wide variety of purposes. For those who prefer a holistic approach to understanding cities – including social, economic, cultural and local historians, geographers, art historians, planning specialists, media practitioners, film-makers and journalists – this programme will inform your practice and deepen the range of your output.

Career opportunities for graduates include positions in: culture, heritage and creative industries within urban environments, museums, community and voluntary sectors, cultural centres, city councils, festival organisation, charities, regeneration projects, marketing and communications, public relations, arts and cultural bodies, administration, management, funding management and monitoring, teaching, research and academia.


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Entry Requirements

A minimum 2:1 in a related subject plus a reference.

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