The following modules are indicative of what you will study on this course.
You will choose four modules from the option modules list.
- Capitalism and Culture
- Problems and Perspectives in Cultural Studies
- Digital Cultures
- Engaging the Archive
- Experimental Women's Writing, Photography and Film
- Queer Now
- Representing World Cultures
- Trauma in American Modernity: The Nation and its Limits
- Urban Cultures
- Work Placement in Cultural Institutions
You should have a good Honours degree (usually 2:1 or above, or equivalent) in a relevant subject area.
If your first language is not English, you will need an IELTS score of at least 6.5 with 7.0 in writing (or equivalent).
Applicants may also be asked to provide an example of previously written work as part of the application. The University offers pre-sessional summer programmes if you need to improve your English before starting your course.
Graduates from the MA in Cultural and Critical Studies have gone on to pursue a wide variety of careers both within the educational, cultural and creative sectors and beyond.
Recent graduates from the course have gone on to become archivists in cultural institutions such as museums, galleries and universities, as a community and educational programme co-ordinators for museums, like art gallery directors, theatre managers and a range of other roles within the creative industries, including public relations, marketing and recruitment.
Others have become language teachers and translators, while many have undertaken doctoral research and gone on to pursue careers in higher education or become teachers in secondary and primary schools.
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