Taught course

Cultural Politics

University of Southampton · Winchester School of Art

Entry requirements

Upper second class degree or an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University.

Months of entry


Course content

This unique and innovative MA is designed to meet the needs of students who wish to study at the intersection between culture and politics and who envisage a career in the arts and policy worlds, in government, industry or in academia. MA Cultural Politics offers a broad, accessible and interdisciplinary approach to the study of contemporary cultural politics. The programme addresses numerous central themes, ranging from culture to the politics of globalisation. It combines the key themes, developments and leading figures of classical and present day cultural and political theory.

Core modules: Methods of Cultural Inquiry, Cultural Politics: Practices, Cultural Politics: Theories, and Dissertation

Optional module: Introduction to Security Studies, Public Policy and Democracy, The Ethics and Politics of Migration, Contemporary Theories of Justice, International Political Theory, The Decline and Rise of China in Global Politics, Sustainability, Creative Thinking and Problem Solving, Digital Cultures, Entrepreneurship, Experimental Publishing, Exploring the Visual Language of Display, Global Marketing, Visual Culture.

Information for international students


Fees and funding


Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Business and Law
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