You should normally have a good Honours degree in an arts, humanities, or social sciences subject. Substantial relevant experience or professional qualifications can substitute for graduate status.
Months of entry
This innovative course introduces you to advanced level study of the various aspects of popular culture; principally that produced and consumed in Britain since the late nineteenth century. The programme consists of a broad range of modules from a number of academic disciplines, including History, English, Sociology, Cultural Studies, Religious Studies, and Film Studies.
All modules are taught by experts in their respective fields, and informed by research at the forefront of the various disciplines. For your own independent research into popular culture, we can also offer supervision in a wide range of areas and approaches. You will experience a variety of teaching methods with a high level of input from students on the course. Assessment is largely by coursework, essays and presentations.
Typical modules may include:
- Theories and Concepts for the Analysis of Popular Culture
- Popular Consumerism in Britain 1850-1939
- Youth Subcultures and National Identity in Post-war England
- Science Fiction and Fantasy
- The Sacred and the Profane in Popular Culture
- Crime of the Century - Murders and the Media
- Fads and Fame: the Industrialisation of Culture
- Screening Horror: Trauma, Fear and Fantasy in Film
- Independent Study Project.
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Course contact details
- 0800 953 3222