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Critical and Creative Analysis

Goldsmiths, University of London

M.A.
12 months
Duration
17070 GBP/year
8640 GBP/year
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About

We live in a time of profound cultural, social and political changes, and this degree in Critical and Creative Analysis, offered by Goldsmiths, University of London, is designed to equip you with conceptual and analytical tools to understand and engage these developments in thoughtful and inventive ways.

Overview

Why study MA Critical and Creative Analysis at Goldsmiths, University of London?

  • This programme emphasises the critical analysis of cultural processes from advanced theoretical perspectives – our analysis is as creative and dynamic as the processes themselves. 
  • You’ll be introduced to a range of traditions and resources from the sociology of culture, cultural studies, process philosophy, continental philosophy, postcolonial theory, critical literary aesthetics, and textual analysis. Through this, you’ll gain a critical understanding of contemporary cultural processes and central issues in the theory and analysis of contemporary culture.
  • You’ll investigate key debates and questions like how cultural analysis can engage with the most significant challenges of the contemporary globalised world and whether critical traditions of social and cultural thought provide adequate responses to these challenges.
  • This is the department’s most flexible MA and benefits from an expanded choice of option modules. In addition to the core module and one chosen from within a wide range of options from the Department of Sociology, you are able to choose two further modules from across a range of participating departments, allowing you to tailor the degree to your individual interests. 
  • You’ll join a community of students from around the world who have a range of backgrounds and interests – we welcome graduates from fields such as such as social science, humanities and philosophy, as well as more creative and artistic pursuits.
  • You’ll cover a range of disciplines including sociology and social sciences, cultural studies, anthropology, art and philosophy. The interdisciplinary nature of the degree allows you to broaden your perspectives and introduces you to subjects you might not be so familiar with.

Careers

You'll develop the following skills during the programme:

  • advanced analytical skills
  • the ability to evaluate complex theoretical positions and to deploy those within appropriate formats and frameworks

Recent graduates have embarked on professional careers in social research, thinks tanks, the arts and cultural sectors, government and public administration, development, human rights, NGOs, and in media and communications globally. They have also progressed to PhD study.

Programme Structure

The MA enables you to develop critical and analytical interdisciplinary perspectives on contemporary socio-cultural processes. It offers a sense of the breadth of possible approaches, while developing the skills necessary to produce original analyses in a scholarly and inventive manner. You take:

  • A core module (30 credits)
  • Three option modules (or equivalent; 90 credits in total)
  • A dissertation (60 credits)

Audience

The MA attracts students with backgrounds in social science, humanities and philosophy as well as more creative pursuits, and from across the world.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

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Language

English

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You should have (or expect to be awarded) an undergraduate degree of at least upper second class standard in a relevant/related subject. 
  • You might also be considered for some programmes if you aren’t a graduate or your degree is in an unrelated field, but have relevant experience and can show that you have the ability to work at postgraduate level.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17070 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17070 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8640 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8640 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • Home/EU - part-time: £4320

Funding

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