Research course

Cultural Studies

Institution
Goldsmiths, University of London · Media and Communications
Qualifications
PhDMPhil

Entry requirements

You should normally have (or expect to be awarded) a taught Masters in cultural studies or in a related field with good results, especially in the dissertation.

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.

Months of entry

September

Course content

On this programme we interrupt theory with practice, and practice with theory – we aim to engage you, intellectually and critically, and with enthusiasm, in a cultural studies project that questions everything.

The MPhil/PhD programme offers an interdisciplinary approach to the study of culture. We'll introduce you to a wide variety of perspectives and traditions, animated via a creative interface between disciplines.

You'll develop a fundamental grounding in social and cultural theory, cultural studies and cultural research, as well as skills in ethnography, digital media, textual and audio-visual analysis.

The programme encourages you to deploy these methods to articulate your appreciation of crucial debates in the public domains of the media, the culture industries, formal and informal institutions, and in the wider contemporary cultural scene.

Many students write text-based theses, but approximately one third of our candidates produce theses that incorporate practical work in media and/or arts.

Information for international students

If English isn’t your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 7.0 with a 7.0 in writing to study this programme.

Qualification and course duration

PhD

part time
48-72 months
full time
36-48 months

MPhil

part time
36 months
full time
24 months

Course contact details

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