Taught course

Cultural and Critical Theory

Institution
University of Brighton · School of Humanities
Qualifications
MAPGCertPGDip

Entry requirements

Degree and/or experience: Relevant honours degree (minimum second class). Admission by interview. Suitable professional experience considered. For non-native speakers of English: IELTS 7.0 overall and 6.5 in writing. If you need to improve your English language skills, you might want to consider our Extended Masters programme. Interview:Admission to this course is by interview only, which can be completed on the telephone or by Skype.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The Cultural and Critical Theory MA will give you a sophisticated appreciation of the limits of human understanding, the interdependence of philosophy and theory, and the implications of these for political action, aesthetic sensibility and representation in art and activism.

The course offers three distinct pathways:

  1. Aesthetics and Cultural Theory
  2. Globalisation, Politics and Culture
  3. Philosophy and Critical Theory

All pathways provide for the development of an advanced understanding of specialist areas in cultural and critical theory, and effective preparation for doctoral research.

The core course, delivered during the autumn and spring terms, is complemented by a research methods module and two elective modules that offer opportunities for study across the range of humanities provision.

The course culminates in the submission of a specialist 20,000-word (or equivalent) project, which allows you to apply your advanced philosophical and theoretical understanding to an issue or text of your choice.

Taught courses are delivered with a maximum size of 12 students. Supervision for the project, and for pre and post-essay tutorials, is on a one-to-one basis with the appropriate tutor.

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

PGCert

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

PGDip

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Tom Hickey
Email
T.Hickey@brighton.ac.uk