Taught course

Cultural Studies

University of Edinburgh · School of Arts, Culture and Environment

Entry requirements

Normally a 2:1 honours degree or its equivalent if outside the UK, in a relevant subject. Your application must include two letters of reference (one of which must be academic), your CV, a writing sample of between 3,000 and 4,000 words on your topic of interest (this can be an essay or other writing from your undergraduate studies), and a statement of your interest in this particular programme. You may also include a portfolio of work (electronic format) that supports your interest in, and suitability for, the programme.

Months of entry


Course content

The programme takes an innovative interdisciplinary approach to the study of contemporary culture and cultural theory.

Adopting transcultural perspectives, we encourage investigations into the questions of identity and representation; the urban realm as a site of intense cultural production; and instructive tensions between spatial, textual, visual and material forms that both shape and are shaped by cultural contexts, specific practices, various image and media technologies and theoretical debates.

The programme encourages critical reflections and research methodologies in which image and visual practice contribute to the research corpus and serve as critical tools of investigation.

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Edinburgh College of Art Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0)131 650 4086