Research course

Markets, Consumption and Cultural Economy

Institution
Open University · Department of Sociology
Qualifications
PhDMPhil

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:1 (or equivalent) and an MA or MSc.

Months of entry

October

Course content

The Sociology discipline at The Open University has an established tradition of researching the cultural economy. Our work in this area explores how consumer markets are shaped and made, the role of markets in social and moral life, consumption and social divisions, and the cultural and creative industries. Highlights of present and previous research under this theme include:

  • Cultural economies of insurance and credit
  • Culture, class and distinction
  • Cultures of social inequalities
  • Moral economies of Fairtrade consumption and recycling.

This theme is affiliated with the Centre for Research on Socio-Cultural Change (CRESC), which makes a significant contribution to academic debates on public policy and social change in the UK and other national contexts.

Fees and funding

Please see The Open University website http://www.open.ac.uk/postgraduate/research-degrees/fees-and-funding.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    full time
    48 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    72 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
  • MPhil
    part time
    24 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    15 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Discipline Convenor
Email
FASS-Sociology-Enquiries@open.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1908 653947