Taught course

Social and Cultural Theory (via Distance Learning)

Staffordshire University · Creative Arts and Engineering

Entry requirements

Minimum 2.1 Undergraduate Honours degree from a UK university or the international equivalent. You must be able to demonstrate a good standard of English - a minimum score of IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in all bands) or an equivalent qualification is required for this award. Significant appropriate experience will also be considered.

Months of entry


Course content

The discipline allows us to consider wide ranging ideas from questions of power, ideology, class, identity, gender, sexuality, technology, time and space through a complex array of different sociological and cultural/critical theory ideas and philosophies from contemporary continental philosophy. It is pertinent that the growing world of on-line communities such as Facebook, MySpace and YouTube have revolutionised the ways in which we 'see' ourelves, the ways in which we create our own identities, and the ways in which we communicate.

Modules studied include:
Contemporary Social Theory
Culture and Identity
Researching Media, Culture and Society
Social and Cultural Theory Dissertation

Information for international students

Equivalent British Bachelor degree; satisfactory references and transcripts; IELTS at 6 or equivalent.

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
30 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Dissertation (15000 words)
Distance Learning100

Course contact details

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