City, University of London

City, University of London

Culture and Creative Industries

The Department of Culture & Creative Industries is host to a vibrant research community concerned with current debates affecting: Power in/of the creative and cultural sectors; Cultural geographies, heritage and the urban organization of culture; In/equalities and labour conditions in the cultural industries; Mediated identity, consumption and intimacy; and Gender, ethnicity and sexuality. The Department welcomes applications for research that is underpinned by empirical and/or theoretical methodologies. We have a strong commitment to the development of interdisciplinary approaches that take account of cultural and creative industries in historical, political and social contexts.

Entry requirements

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PhD

Candidates should normally have or be expecting an upper second or first class degree in any related discipline. We also expect a Master's degree or equivalent with the dissertation component marked at Distinction level (70+). However, we also welcome applications from mature students with substantial research experience. Candidates can be considered for a PhD by Prior Publication. We also expect: A mature and independent attitude to research; Adherence to the values of the Student Contract; Commitment to taking part in a community of scholars; An open attitude to the development of your own research; Generous and constructive criticism of the work of others presented in seminars; An understanding of the National Qualifications Frameworks; and Willingness to present working papers in School of Arts Seminars and national and international conferences.

MPhil

Candidates should normally have or be expecting an upper second or first class degree in any related discipline. We also expect a Master's degree or equivalent with the dissertation component marked at Distinction level (70+). However, we also welcome applications from mature students with substantial research experience. Candidates can be considered for a PhD by Prior Publication.

We also expect:

A mature and independent attitude to research;
Adherence to the values of the Student Contract;
Commitment to taking part in a community of scholars;
An open attitude to the development of your own research;
Generous and constructive criticism of the work of others presented in seminars;
An understanding of the National Qualifications Frameworks; and
Willingness to present working papers in School of Arts Seminars and national and international conferences.

Course modules

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PhD

Research Areas
This list is divided into three strands. However, the boundaries between each are not fixed as themes overlap. Central concerns are methodology and interdisciplinarity.

Culture

Institutional frameworks for the making and uses of art and heritage (including theories of representation/display)
Media and culture, including questions of intimacy and selfhood
The transnational production of culture
Digital technologies of publishing and reading
Celebrity
Redefining notions of the universal (including critiques of multiculturalism, and cultural identity).
Cultural policy and policy-making

Culture within the political realm (including public policy formation, in particular cultural policy and the political process)
Economy of the arts (including globalisation, political economy of the arts and changing markets)
Creative industries, both British and international/global
Urban Regeneration
Definition and measurement of employment in the cultural, or creative, industries
Cultural governance (international and local)
Cultural value (from a political perspective but also aesthetic).
Management of culture

The politics of cultural and creative work
Impact and evaluation
Leadership (particularly gender and ethnicity)
Management practices and discourses, in particular corporate social responsibility
Critical theory of media and communication
Professional development of cultural practitioners (education and training).

MPhil

Research Areas
This list is divided into three strands. However, the boundaries between each are not fixed as themes overlap. Central concerns are methodology and interdisciplinarity.

Culture:
Institutional frameworks for the making and uses of art and heritage (including theories of representation/display);
Media and culture, including questions of intimacy and selfhood;
The transnational production of culture;
Digital technologies of publishing and reading;
Celebrity; or
Redefining notions of the universal (including critiques of multiculturalism, and cultural identity).

Cultural policy and policy-making:
Culture within the political realm (including public policy formation, in particular cultural policy and the political process);
Economy of the arts (including globalisation, political economy of the arts and changing markets);
Creative industries, both British and international/global;
Urban Regeneration;
Definition and measurement of employment in the cultural, or creative, industries;
Cultural governance (international and local); or
Cultural value (from a political perspective but also aesthetic).

Management of culture:
The politics of cultural and creative work;
Impact and evaluation;
Leadership (particularly gender and ethnicity);
Management practices and discourses, in particular corporate social responsibility;
Critical theory of media and communication; or
Professional development of cultural practitioners (education and training).

Assessment methods

PhD

Year 1 - In year one students work with their supervisor to develop the literature review in their specific area and outline their methodology and plan for the thesis. They participate in peer seminars and are expected to attend research events in the department.

Year 2 - In order to progress from MPhil to PhD students present an upgrade paper no later than Spring of year two. This outlines their review of the literature, their methodology and gives an indication of the overall shape of the thesis.*

Year 3 - The formal requirements in third year are focused around the writing up and submission of the thesis.

Year 4 - The fourth year of a PhD is only used as a writing up year.

*Students on graduate research programmes are initially registered for an MPhil award. Promotion to registration to PhD is not automatic, but contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a review process. This normally takes place towards the end of the first year of registration for full-time candidates and towards the end of the second year for part-time candidates.

MPhil

Year 1 - In year one students work with their supervisor to develop the literature review in their specific area and outline their methodology and plan for the thesis. They participate in peer seminars and are expected to attend research events in the department.

Sponsorship information

The School of Arts and Social Sciences is delighted to offer a PhD Studentship for this programme. The Studentship will comprise a full tuition fee waiver and a maintenance grant of £16,057 per annum for three years, starting in October 2016. Full applications received by Thursday 31st March 2016 will be automatically considered for the Studentship and successful candidates will be informed in May 2016.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time - 4 years
PhD Full-time - 4 years
PhD Full-time - 4 years
PhD Full-time - 4 years
PhD Full-time - 4 years
PhD Part-time - 7 years
PhD Part-time - 7 years
PhD Part-time - 7 years
PhD Part-time - 7 years
PhD Part-time - 7 years
MPhil Full-time - 1 years
MPhil Full-time - 1 years
MPhil Full-time - 1 years
MPhil Full-time - 1 years
MPhil Full-time - 1 years
MPhil Part-time - 2 years
MPhil Part-time - 2 years
MPhil Part-time - 2 years
MPhil Part-time - 2 years
MPhil Part-time - 2 years

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