Research course

Cultural Studies

Institution
University of Edinburgh · Edinburgh College of Art
Qualifications
MSc by research

Entry requirements

Normally UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in a relevant subject.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This transdisciplinary programme supports a range of research topics in visual and urban cultural studies, with a particular interest in place and memory, semiotic landscapes, materiality of writing, photography and visual knowledges, curatorial practices and multimodality in representation of research. Your research project will benefit from academic collaborations across architecture and history of art in ECA, and from co-supervision with staff in sociology, comparative literature, Canadian studies, Chinese cultural studies, social history and religious studies. You will also benefit from our collaborative exchanges and contacts with local and international research networks, cultural and heritage institutions and archives.

These programmes enable you to study cultural phenomena, practices and texts at an advanced level, critically engaging with theories and methodologies of transdiciplinary cultural research. Your projects will benefit from the diverse research expertise of staff from the Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, from our collaborative exchanges with colleagues across ECA and a broad range of contacts with local and international research networks, cultural and heritage institutions and archives.

For the MSc by Research you are required to complete two courses selected in discussion with your supervisor, providing methodological and theoretical grounding for your research project, and a 20,000-word dissertation based on your independent research.

In addition to regular meetings with your supervisor, you will participate in postgraduate seminars and conferences and have opportunities to experiment with publications and curatorial projects.

Qualification and course duration

MSc by research

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Edinburgh College of Art Postgraduate Office
Email
ecaresearchdegrees@ed.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)131 651 5736