Birkbeck, University of London

Birkbeck, University of London

Cultural Enquiry

This programme offers the chance to research a diverse range of objects and themes from multidisciplinary perspectives. Working at the intersections of cultural studies, humanities and creative practice, the course asks you to consider where and how culture happens. With visits to cultural organisations, lectures from practitioners and a focus on practices of writing, curating and presentation, this MRes is ideal for students interested in taking an active role in cultural production and intellectual enquiry. The programme is taught by academics from across the School of Arts and is designed to prepare you to undertake MPhil or PhD study in arts and humanities, including practice-led approaches to research and development of approaches to cultural production beyond academia. Helping you to broaden your research methods and interests, whilst supporting you in the development of distinctive projects, this programme aims to foster and support the practice of research and writing in order to challenge divisions between theory and practice, criticality and creativity. The course aims to: Encourage multidisciplinary enquiry into, and engagement with, a diverse array of research objects. Develop your writing and other methods of cultural enquiry that will allow you to participate critically in the development of creative practice in and beyond academia. Develop curiosity in subjects and objects inside and outside of the traditional boundaries of arts scholarship. Foster a critical understanding of research practice and disciplinary discourses. Engage with the current and historic landscape of cultural practice and its institutional formations.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MRes Full-time October 2017 - 1 years
MRes Part-time October 2017 - 2 years

Campus details

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

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Key information

Department of Media and Cultural Studies
Telephone number: 
020 7631 6170