Masters | Postgraduate Course - Cultural and Critical Studies MA Course Details within University of Westminster

University of Westminster
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Cultural and Critical Studies MA

Study Details

MA 1 year Full-time

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.

Module details

Core modules

  • Capitalism and Culture
  • Dissertation
  • Problems and Perspectives In Cultural Studies

Option modules

Choose four from:

  • Engaging the Archive
  • Interpreting Space
  • Reading Contemporary Culture
  • Representing World Cultures
  • Trauma in American Modernity: The Nation and its Limits
  • Urban Cultures
  • Work Placement in Cultural Institutions

Entry Requirements

You should have a good Honours degree (usually 2:1 or above, or equivalent) in a relevant subject area. If your first language is not English, you will need an IELTS score of at least 6.5 with 7.0 in writing (or equivalent). Applicants may also be asked to provide an example of previous written work as part of the application. The University offers pre-sessional summer programmes if you need to improve your English before starting your course.

Student Destinations

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.