Goldsmiths, University of London

Goldsmiths, University of London

Cities and Society

This programme brings together social analysis, design, activism, and inventive research methods in a critical engagement with various dimensions of urban work - from planning, policy making, research, cultural intervention, to the management of social programmes and institutions. Increasingly, no matter how we live, we know this 'world' primarily through the experience of living within and between cities. These cities continuously produce new challenges for their inhabitants and administrators. In doing so, they also produce opportunities for understanding the constraints and potentials of both human and non-human life. The MA Cities and Society is a research and training programme designed to support strategic interventions in urban governance, design, institution-building and change, as well as social-spatial development.

Entry requirements

You should have (or expect to be awarded) an undergraduate degree of at least upper second class standard in a relevant/related subject. You might also be considered for some programmes if you aren't a graduate or your degree is in an unrelated field, but have relevant experience and can show that you have the ability to work at postgraduate level.

Course modules

The programme consists of: Three core modules, Remaking London; Navigating Urban Life; Urban Field Encounters. A specialist option module taken from the department's extensive list, or from the departments of Anthropology, Media and Communications, English and Comparative Literature, Politics, Music, Educational Studies or the Centre for Cultural Studies, and a dissertation. The course is also accompanied by a series of expert 'London walks' spread across the year. These are led by a range of researchers from within the Centre for Urban and Community Research, as well as project managers and planners from organisations such as the Greater London Authority, and take students through the sites of that their work focuses on. The Centre for Urban Community research also holds regular seminars with a range of urban professionals, architects and academics from outside the university, giving the MA Cities and Society a spaces to join in with the Centre's intellectual community.

Assessment methods

Essays and dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,080 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,080 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,080 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,080 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 15,150 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,080 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,540 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,540 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,540 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,540 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,540 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Goldsmiths, University of London Lewisham SE14 6NW South East

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