Taught course

Critical Theory and Politics

University of Nottingham · Cultural Studies

Entry requirements

2:1 (or international equivalent) in an arts, humanities or social science subject.

Months of entry


Course content

In collaboration with the School of Politics and International Relations, this MA will provide you with a thorough understanding of the close connections between Critical Theory and key contemporary Political and Social Theories.

Key facts:

  • The department of Culture, Film and Media is one of the largest postgraduate operations within the Arts Faculty, with a population of 40 students in any one year, and providing a vibrant intellectual environment in an organised and informal way
  • The department also benefits from the input and close collaboration of the Centre for Critical Theory, the Centre for the Study of Social and Global Justice, as well as staff from the Centre for Post-Conflict Cultures, the Institute for Comparative Cultural Studies, the Institute for Middle Eastern Studies and other departments within the School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies and in the Faculties of Arts, and Social Sciences
  • The department is strongly international and offers excellent opportunities for staff, postgraduate students and undergraduate students to benefit from its wide range of international collaborative arrangements
  • The School of Politics and International Relations was rated 24/24 for its teaching by the Quality Assurance Agency and ranked in the top ten of UK departments in the most recent Guardian Education guide

Information for international students

English language requirements: IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element).

Fees and funding

The Graduate School at The University of Nottingham provides information on internal and external sources of postgraduate funding.

There is also funding information on the School of Cultures, Languages & Area Studies web pages.

For information on funding opportunities for international students, please see the International Office website.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0)115 951 5559