Birkbeck, University of London

Birkbeck, University of London

Cultural and Critical Studies

This 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.

Entry requirements

MA: Students should have a good Honours degree, 2nd Class or above, in a relevant subject: English, history, philosophy, visual culture, media studies, or an interdisciplinary programme with a strong humanities or arts component. We also welcome applicants with non-traditional qualifications and/or other kinds of experience or professional training. Your suitability will be assessed at interview. If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, the requirement for this programme is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 7.0, with not less than 6.5 in each of the sub-tests.

Course modules

For information about course structure and the modules you will be studying, please visit Birkbeck's online prospectus.

Assessment methods

A critical bibliography, essays and a dissertation of 15,000 words.

Sponsorship information

The government's new postgraduate loan scheme allows you to borrow up to £10,000 to cover the cost of your tuition fees, living costs or other study expenses - and you don't have to start repaying until 2019. The School of Arts offers a number of bursaries for postgraduate students. Part-time students who are experiencing financial need may apply for assistance from the Birkbeck Alumni Fund Postgraduate Opportunity Bursary.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2018 14,850 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2018 8,175 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 1 Years
MA Part-time September 2018 7,425 per Year 1 (International) 2 Years
MA Part-time September 2018 4,075 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 2 Years
MA Full-time September 2019 14,850 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2019 8,175 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 1 Years
MA Part-time September 2019 7,425 per Year 1 (International) 2 Years
MA Part-time September 2019 4,075 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bloomsbury Campus WC1E 7HX London

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Key information

Contact: 
Department of English and Humanities
Telephone number: 
02030738376