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Popular Culture, M.A.

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    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #801 (WUR) ,
The MA in Popular Culture is a distinct, interdisciplinary MA programme that covers film, literature and cultural history. It will appeal if you are interested in popular culture in its critical and historical contexts and provides excellent preparation should you wish to pursue a research-based higher degree, such as a PhD, in the future.

About

Delivered by an enthusiastic team of cross-disciplinary specialists in popular culture research, the programme will provide you with the opportunity to undertake a comparative study of literature, history and film, working across subject boundaries. You will also develop the practical skills necessary to undertake work across subject boundaries and receive training in transferable research skills and methodologies.

  • Combine the study of contemporary popular culture, literature, film and history;
  • Benefit from a distinct and interdisciplinary curriculum;
  • Study a combination of subjects which are not commonly available within a single MA, taught by a team of supportive and specialist tutors.

Career Prospects

Graduates in the humanities with a higher degree find employment in a wide variety of careers such as teaching, arts organisation and management, the heritage industry, publishing, advertising, journalism, libraries and learning centres or management/administration.Alternatively, upon successful completion of the programme, you may wish to apply to progress onto a research degree such as an MPhil or PhD.

Programme Structure

Courses include
  • Critical Approaches to Postgraduate Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Research Philosophies and Methodologies

    Detailed Programme Facts

    • Programme intensity

      You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

      Full-time
      • Full-time duration 12 months
      Part-time
      • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Credits
      180 alternative credits
    • Languages
      • English
    • Delivery mode
      On Campus

    English Language Requirements

    You only need to take one of these language tests:

    • Minimum required score:

      90

      The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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    • Minimum required score:

      6.5

      The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    • Minimum required score:

      65

      PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

    Academic Requirements

    You need the following GPA score:

    Required score: Lower Second Class

    Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

    Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

    General Requirements

    To join this programme a good first degree in a relevant subject is normally required (2.2 or above). An interview will form part of the selection process.

    Tuition Fee

    • International

      13000 GBP/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 13000 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
    • EU/EEA

      5220 GBP/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 5220 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
    We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
    • Tuition fees for part-time study on this MA are £29 per credit for UK and EU students, i.e. £580 per 20 credit module. 

    Living costs for Cambridge

    • 846 - 1470 GBP/month
      Living Costs

    The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

    Funding

    For comprehensive information about the financial support available to eligible UK and EU students joining postgraduate courses at Edge Hill University, together with details of how to apply for potential funding, please view the Money Matters guide.

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