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Cultural Studies

Pontificia Universidad Javeriana

24 months
17662 USD/year
17662 USD/year
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Cultural Studies at Pontificia Universidad Javeriana is an interdisciplinary field that combines theory and practice to understand the role of culture in the processes of differentiation and social domination. From research and located interventions, cultural studies seek to transform the here and now of the reality in which we travel. 


Why Choose Pontificia Universidad Javeriana ?

The Master of Cultural Studies at the Javeriana is the most experienced academic program in the country, while being the most established of its kind. It began as a specialization at the Faculty of Social Sciences in 2002, thus becoming the first graduate program in Colombia specifically intended for cultural studies. Teachers and graduates are prominent in research, publications and events in their countryside.

The program has a unique identity in Colombia that emphasizes the traditions most critical and near the investigative rigor and political vocation of cultural studies. This sets it apart from other programs whose profile emphasizes a textualist and / or language training. This has made the program offers students the most consistent and complete in contemporary cultural critical theory training. 

Moreover, it is the oldest and solid program in Colombia and one of the leaders in the field in Latin America. Similarly, it is the only program offered by a Department of Cultural Studies, which guarantees that an important part of the teaching staff is of teachers dedicated to the mastery ensuring that students find directors for their theses, research groups and projects with the field of cultural studies.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Cultural Studies
  • Transdisciplinarity
  • Methodologies of research
  • Theories of culture and cultural policy
  • Cultural studies in Latin America
  • Cultural studies and contemporary social theory
  • Theories and analysis of racism from feminism decolonial
  • Visual culture
  • Body mapping
  • Art, politics and pop culture
  • Modernity, knowledge and postcolonial criticism

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




40 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Fill out the registration form to the University through the Office of Admissions and Academic Registry. 
  • An essay five to eight pages where the work problem that the candidate expects to draw on her thesis is argued. 
  • interview with the program director and a professor of expertise. Date and time of the interview assigns the director by email once you receive the test.                          
  • Proof of payment of registration fees. 
  • Entry form. 
  • Two photos 3x4 
  • Copy of the certificate of undergraduate grades (if undergraduate performed abroad must I go apostille).
  • Copy of undergraduate degree or diploma (if undergraduate performed abroad must I go apostille).
  • Copy of passport (if the student is abroad).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17662 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8831 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    17662 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8831 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.


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