Taught course

Postcolonial Culture & Global Policy

Institution
Goldsmiths, University of London · Centre for Cultural Studies
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

If your first language is not English, you normally need a minimum score of 7.0 in IELTS (including 7.0 in the written element) or equivalent.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Conceived in the context of world-systemic transformation. This MA will give you the analytical tools to understand contemporary developments and world(s) through an encounter with post-colonial theory and international political economic issues.

We are witnessing today a tectonic shift in global geopolitics. The emergence of China, Brazil and India as global players, the development of global governance, the financial crisis, climate change are all symptoms.

This MA is conceived in the context of world-systemic transformation. It will give you the analytical tools to understand contemporary developments and world(s) through an encounter with post-colonial theory, activism, global policy and international political economic issues.

You'll grasp concepts like race, diaspora, hybridity, difference, grassroots development, HDI, multitude, immanence, and human rights. These concepts are used to analyse practical, policy and activist issues arising from globalisation: global civil society, the role of international organisations (the IMF, WTO, UN and World Bank and global NGOs), intellectual property rights, social capital, financialisation, global governance and deep democracy. You deal with issues like terrorism, microfinance, indigenous people, gender and sexuality, multiculturalism and environmental justice.

The Masters includes a supervised and assessed practical placement, which is integral to the programme. This may be with NGOs in India or Africa, arts and conservation organisations in China, indigenous activists in Latin America, London-based global NGOs, diasporic communities, think-tanks, environmental organizations, publishers or financial/microfinance organizations. You will be taught by leading theorists and visiting lecturers drawn from a wide circle of activists, artists, film-makers, lawyers, economists, journalists and policy-makers.

The MA is ideal for those pursuing careers in policy research, NGOs, advocacy, charities, international organisations, cultural and political activism, global media, art and curating, as well as for further academic work leading to a PhD.

Information for international students

If your first language is not English, you normally need a minimum score of 7.0 in IELTS, or equivalent.

Qualification and course duration

MA

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

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Course Enquiries
Email
course-info@gold.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)20 7078 5300