Research course

Culture and Creative Industries

City, University of London · School of Arts and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

Candidates should normally have or be expecting an upper second or first class degree in any related discipline. We also expect a Master's degree or equivalent with the dissertation component marked at Distinction level (70+). However, we also welcome applications from mature students with substantial research experience. Candidates can be considered for a PhD by Prior Publication. We also expect: A mature and independent attitude to research Adherence to the values of the Student Contract Commitment to taking part in a community of scholars An open attitude to the development of your own research Generous and constructive criticism of the work of others presented in seminars An understanding of the National Qualifications Frameworks Willingness to present working papers in School of Arts Seminars and national and international conferences.

Months of entry


Course content

The Department of Culture & Creative Industries is host to a vibrant research community concerned with current debates affecting:

  • 'Quality of life'
  • Access and education
  • Globalisation and identity
  • The politics of heritage
  • The management and governance of the creative and cultural sectors.

The Department welcomes applications for research that is underpinned by empirical and/or theoretical methodologies. We have a strong commitment to the development of interdisciplinary approaches that take account of culture, policy and management as historical and social processes. More details of our research areas are available in the structure and awards section of this site

Fees and funding

  • Full-time EU: £4,500 per year
  • Part-time EU: £2,250 per year
  • Full-time Non EU: £12,000 per year
  • Part-time Non EU: £6,000 per year

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Doctoral Admissions
+44 (0)20 7040 8504