Description

The MA Cities and Society is a research and training programme designed to identify the constraints, injustices and potentials of cities and urban processes. The degree brings together social analysis, activism, and inventive research methods to critically engage with various dimensions of urban work – from policy-making, research and cultural interventions, to the management of social programmes and institutions.

Why study MA Cities and Society at Goldsmiths?

  • The MA is distinguished by its theoretical rigour, integrity and a focus on experimental empirical research and covers the following disciplines: sociology, geography, anthropology, architecture, cultural studies, history, fine arts, media and communications.
  • We use research-led teaching to explore the importance of sociological knowledge in understanding cities, urban economies, culture, politics and social justice.
  • You’ll analyse the organisation of contemporary cities, including the built environment, commerce, housing, culture, political and social infrastructures and explore how distributions of wealth, power and culture in spaces and places are constituted through political, material and social processes.
  • You’ll investigate the proliferation of technologies, techniques and ideas that change our notions about the use of things and bodies.
  • We use our location in South East London to explore issues of city-making and urban change through hands-on methodological training.
  • You’ll be part of a lively community of researchers and urban practitioners at the Centre for Urban and Community Research and will join students who have a range of experiences and interests in communication, management, politics, design and cultural industries.

Study Details:

MA 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time

Module Details:

The programme consists of:

  • Three core modules
  • A specialist option module taken from the Department of Sociology, or from the departments of Anthropology, Media and Communications, English and Comparative Literature, Politics, Music or Educational Studies
  • A dissertation

Core modules

  • Remaking London 30 credits
  • Navigating Urban Life 30 credits
  • Urban Field Encounters 30 credits

Student Destinations

The training in this programme is applicable to work in multilateral institutions, NGOs, urban research institutes, municipal government, cultural and policy institutions, urban design firms, and universities.

Fees

These are the fees for students starting their programme in the 2020/21 academic year. Home/EU - full-time: £8640 Home/EU - part-time: £4320 International - full-time: £17070

Entry Requirements

You should have (or expect to be awarded) an undergraduate degree of at least upper second class standard in a relevant/related subject.

You might also be considered for some programmes if you aren’t a graduate or your degree is in an unrelated field, but have relevant experience and can show that you have the ability to work at postgraduate level.

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