Taught course

Cultural Studies

Goldsmiths, University of London · Media and Communications

Entry requirements

Degree of at least UK upper second class (or equivalent) in a related subject.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme brings Cultural Studies into today's global age, offering both an integral grounding in critical thought and an active engagement with contemporary media, technology, aesthetics, and geopolitics.

The MA in Cultural Studies is one of the leading programmes in the field today. It specialises in advanced cultural and critical theoretical exploration of contemporary culture as developed in the UK, Europe, North America, and Asia.

The Masters provides an intensive study in cultural and critical theory and in substantive cultural studies. Specialising in advanced theoretical inquiry, our course of study will give you a groundwork in cultural analysis that allows you, as it has countless graduates of the programme, to pursue further research in the field as well as a variety of cultural work in the world at large.

Unique in its international focus, the programme offers you essential grounding in the various methods and approaches associated with the theoretical and practical exploration of contemporary culture. You will have the opportunity to shape your programme of study in accordance with your own interests and select from a wide range of modules taught by internationally recognised research staff with expertise in Continental philosophy and aesthetics, media technologies, digital culture, art, comparative literature, and global geo-politics. Your experience on the MA will be driven by Goldsmiths' commitment to innovative and interdisciplinary methods, practice-led research, and meaningful engagement with contemporary culture and politics.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
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