Cultural and Critical Studies (MA)

Year of entry


Start date

September 2017


Central London


Fully Approved


1 year full-time or 2 years part-time


2 evenings a week full-time or 1 evening a week part-time, October to September

This interdisciplinary Master's degree explores critical and cultural debates across disciplines in the arts and humanities, offering you the chance to examine work in a diversity of media, including print culture, painting, film, new media and popular culture. It combines a thorough exposure to contemporary critical methods and debates with a diverse range of advanced study options.

In consultation with tutors, you will be able to build a dynamic programme of study that allows you to follow themes and issues across different disciplines, and develop your interests accordingly.

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Course structure

The programme starts with a two-term core course that explores key concepts. This is followed by a choice of two option modules and a 15,000-word dissertation.

Option modules cover a range of themes and disciplines and are not restricted to a particular historical period or national culture.

Your dissertation is due in mid-September.

To find out more, read our programme handbook.

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