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Culture, Style and Fashion, M.A.

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  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #701 (QS) ,
This unique research-based Culture, Style and Fashion course from Nottingham Trent University is for people who are fascinated by trends and meanings in visual and material culture, and who want to become expert in understanding how surface appearance and changing fashions in diverse fields relate to cultural ideas and values. 

About

You’ll learn through the study of core histories and theories, and develop advanced knowledge of academic approaches to key concepts such as glamour, cool, nostalgia, and authenticity.You’ll communicate your ideas about culture to a range of audiences in professional and innovative ways. Assessments take the form of academic conference papers, short audio / visual presentations, or documentaries and journalistic articles. This will prepare you for careers in cultural research, or as a commentator.

Key features

  • Study on a full-time or part-time basis, with flexible teaching and learning
  • Negotiate your projects to support your personal and professional aspirations
  • Learn through an innovative curriculum, studying across fields and genres, focusing on key themes within visual and material culture
  • Gain an understanding of the political, social, environmental and ethical implications of style culture
  • Learn to communicate your ideas about culture in a professional way, through media such as academic conference papers, documentaries, and journalistic articles
  • Attend workshops for creative thinking, writing for different audiences and media, and relevant software like Adobe InDesign, Premiere Pro and Shorthand
  • Develop your practical skills in the basics of mobile journalism and communications
  • Opportunity to take part in live briefs and collaborations, allowing you to network and gain experience
  • Benefit from guest speakers who will share their specialist knowledge, challenge perspectives, and give insight into current cultural developments
  • Attend study trips to local and international archives, galleries and trend-forecasting agencies
  • Be taught by experienced lecturers who are experts in their field and committed to excellence and innovation in teaching and learning
  • Prepare for further study, such as a PhD

Careers and employability

This Culture, Style and Fashion course from Nottingham Trent University will help you to develop a range of postgraduate attributes including:

  • independence and self-direction
  • literacy
  • team-working
  • communication in a range of media
  • the ability to prioritise and meet deadlines

Graduates from this course will be equipped with expert and current knowledge and skills relevant to a range of potential careers and further study. These include:

  • cultural journalism across a range of subjects and media
  • authoring cultural books and commentary for a wider audience
  • research and consultancy where understanding of trends and issues affecting consumers is needed
  • curation or communication roles in cultural institutions such as museums and galleries
  • teaching at further education or higher education level
  • progression to PhD study with the goal of teaching and / or research

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Culture, Style and Fashion
  • Style Matters: Histories and Theories in Style Culture
  • Surface and Depth: themes and methodologies
  • Negotiated Independent Research Project

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
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  • 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:

    83

    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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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper 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

  • 2.1 honours degree in a related subject.
  • Applicants with non-standard entry qualifications and / or relevant work experience will be considered on an individual basis.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8000 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.

Part-time:

  • UK/EU: £4,000
  • International: £7,250

Living costs for Nottingham

  • 583 - 980 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

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