Taught course

Cities, Culture and Creativity

Liverpool John Moores University · Faculty of Arts, Professional and Social Studies

Entry requirements

Applications to study a Masters level qualification will normally be considered in the light of your ability to meet the following criteria:

  • 2:1 or above first degree in a related subject
  • One reference The above should demonstrate that you have a sufficient level of knowledge to embark upon the programme (including the required linguistic competence) and to complete the programme within the time limits.

Non-standard applicants are welcomed.

International applicants are required to demonstrate equivalent qualifications and must also demonstrate a proficiency in communicating through English, via an IELTS test with a score of 6.5 (Minimum 5.5 in each component) or equivalent.

Months of entry


Course content

This cross-disciplinary Masters explores a range of urban issues affecting cities, their development and success. History and literary representations will inform identity of place, culture and the re-imagining and regeneration of metropolitan landscapes.

  • Course available to study full time (1 year) and part time (2 years)
  • Innovative, multidisciplinary programme taught by expert academics
  • Links with leading arts, cultural and creative organisations locally, nationally and internationally
  • Excellent pastoral and academic support
  • Taught in Liverpool, one of the leading arts and cultural centres outside of London (European Capital of Culture in 2008, UNESCO World Heritage Site)

You will examine a range of local and global case studies, considering the importance of communities to the cultural and creative development of the urban environment.

You will:

  • reflect on how, why and by whom urban images and identities are constructed/reconstructed
  • critically examine how cultural policy fits in with broader strategies for re-imagining and regenerating cities
  • explore concepts such as city marketing, place identity and branding
  • gain essential skills in research design, project management and relevant major quantitative and qualitative research methods

The programme will enable you to play a key role in developing approaches to study and knowledge application in the fields of creativity and culture in urban environment.

You will research and critically engage with the theories, principles, debates and intellectual paradigms that underpin the study of cities, culture and creativity. You will be expected to critically reflect on and communicate your research findings, knowledge and understanding throughout the course.

Information for international students

LJMU will be awarding a range of generous international scholarships for students enrolling at the University in September. Please contact LJMU’s International Team by visiting International students for more information and advice.

Fees and funding

Please contact the Faculty of Arts, Professional and Social Studies for up to date information regarding fees. The Faculty can be contacted by email at APSadmissions@ljmu.ac.uk or telephone 0151 231 5175.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
0151 231 5090