The British Cultural Studies course from Babes-Bolyai University has been specially designed for students in Romania by a team of academics who have based their work on the most recent research, materials and theory available from the United Kingdom. It is a fully contemporary and interdisciplinary programme, with the principal aims being the development both of knowledge and of research skills.
British Cultural Studies, a modern discipline, aims to create a context for the study of British culture and to establish a framework of enquiry into the ways in which a complex society defines and represents itself through language, text, image, social practice and political philosophy. The subject recognises the importance of traditional humanities study in history, literature and language, but seeks to bring these into line with the newer disciplines of sociology, gender, postcolonialism, media studies and cultural critique.
Unlike courses in British Civilisation, British Cultural Studies incorporates a strong theoretical basis, and, similar to courses in the UK, tends to stress cultural, critical and social theory. The courses here in Cluj, have a similarly theoretical emphasis, and this is evident in the expectations for students’ written work.
However, it is expected that students will be familiar with the historical and political factors which have shaped contemporary British society, and the course content reflects this requirement. UK university trends towards inter-disciplinarity are pursued here as well, the aim being to break down the often artificial barriers between traditional disciplines.
- Reflections of History in the British Cultural Imaginary
- Contemporary British Society
- Representations of Britain in the Contemporary British Novel (I and II)
- Gender Representations in the Contemporary British Novel
- Media Language
- Language and Society
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.
- Applicants must already have a Bachelor’s degree and solid knowledge of English since this is an MA Programme taught entirely in English.
- Candidates will produce a written project on a topic connected with one of the proposed research areas (see below).
- Projects will be at least 2000 words long (excluding bibliography and footnotes); text will be formatted using Times New Roman size 12 or an equivalent font and 1.5 lines paragraph spacing.
- Relevance of the chosen topic for the field of British Cultural Studies.
- Originality of the proposal.
- Degree of comprehension of the chosen topic.
- Depth of argumentation.
- Quality of written discourse (candidates should be able to demonstrate writing skills corresponding to the C1 level of the CEFR).
International2760 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 2760 EUR per year during 24 months.
EU/EEA545 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 545 EUR per year during 24 months.
- EU/EEA: 2700 lei / year
- NON-EU: 230 EUR / month
Living costs for Cluj-Napoca
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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