Cultural and Critical Studies (MA)

Year of entry

2018

Start date

September 2018

Location

Central London

Status

Fully Approved

Duration

One year full-time or two years part-time

Attendance

Two evenings a week full-time or one 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.

Highlights

  • Arts and humanities courses at Birkbeck are ranked third best in London and 13th in the UK in the Times Higher Education 2016-17 World University Subject Rankings. 
  • In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), English Language and Literature at Birkbeck achieved 100% for a research environment conducive to producing research of the highest quality, while 91% of eligible staff submitted research, of which 75% was recognised as world-leading or internationally excellent. 
  • The School of Arts offers a number of bursaries for postgraduate students.
  • Find out what our students say about our courses

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.

Module groups