The MA Cultural Policy, Relations and Diplomacy is a trans-disciplinary programme that addresses the theory and practice of cultural policy, cultural relations, and cultural and public diplomacy.

This broad area of study and the terminology applied to it is fluid and expanding. Having culture as the underlying thread, the programme explores areas such as:

  • arts policy and management
  • globalisation
  • cultural relations
  • public diplomacy
  • cultural and arts diplomacy
  • external communications
  • place branding

This will provide a unique perspective into this field of study, and will examine topics such as mobility of cultural practitioners, cultural identity, intercultural dialogue, mutuality, propaganda, soft power, hegemony, influence and perceptions.

Goldsmiths’ location provides you with a unique experience of living in a multicultural world city, which is of great relevance to the study of cultural policy, relations and diplomacy.

Study Details:

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

Module Details:

Core modules

  • Cultural Policy and Practice 30 credits
  • Cultural Relations and Diplomacy I: Foundations 30 credits
  • Cultural Relations and Diplomacy II: Explorations 30 credits
  • ICCE Dissertation 60 Credits

Option modules

  • Contemporary Issues in Cultural Policy 30 credits
  • Cultural and Creative Tourism 30 credits
  • Culture, Tourism and Regeneration 30 credits
  • Entrepreneurial Modelling 30 credits
  • Enterprising Leadership: An Introduction to Leadership, Enterprise, and Innovation Theory 30 credits
  • Interpretation, Education and Communication in the Art Museum 30 credits
  • Museums and Galleries as Creative Entrepreneurs – Communicating Culture 30 credits
  • Tourism in Asia 30 credits

Student Destinations

Graduates of this programme develop a wide range of skills and competencies.


These are the fees for students starting their programme in the 2020/21 academic year. Home/EU - full-time: £10450 Home/EU - part-time: £5225 International - full-time: £18900

Entry Requirements

You should have (or expect to be awarded) an undergraduate degree of at least 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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