Liverpool John Moores University

Liverpool John Moores University

Cities, Culture and Creativity

You will examine a range of local and global case studies, considering the importance of communities to the cultural and creative development of the urban environment. You will: Reflect on how urban images and identities are constructed and reconstructed, by whom and for what purpose; critically examine how cultural policy fits with in broader strategies for re-imagining and regenerating cities; explore concepts such as city marketing, place identity, place brand and branding; gain essential skills in research design, project management and relevant major quantitative and qualitative research methods. The overall aim of the programme is to produce postgraduates who can play key roles in the development of approaches to the study and application of knowledge in the fields of creativity and culture in urban environments. You will research and critically engage with the theories, principles, debates and intellectual paradigms that underpin the study of cities, culture and creativity. You will be expected to critically reflect upon and communicate your research findings, knowledge and understanding throughout the course. The programme offers high levels of academic and pastoral support and you will be encouraged to become an independent learner, able to engage with a critical community and develop future policy, practice and innovation in culture and/or creativity as it relates to the urban environment. The course will be delivered via a mixture of lectures, seminars, workshops and field visits. Internships and placement opportunities across a range of cultural and creative industries in Liverpool will also be available. The curriculum is designed to advance your understanding and knowledge of cities, culture and creativity, and to move towards the self-directed learning required by the dissertation module. All modules draw on the extensive expertise available the University.

Entry requirements

Applicants must have a 2.1 or above first degree in a related subject. Non-standard applicants are welcomed. International applicants are required to demonstrate equivalent qualifications and must also demonstrate a proficiency in communicating through English, via an IELTS test with a score of 6.5 (Minimum 5.5 in each component) or equivalent.

Course modules

Core modules: Understanding cities; theory, culture and social change; research methods; cities, culture and creativity; re-imagining cities; using cultural policy and place marketing; dissertation. Option modules: Tales of the city; creative communities; culture, creativity and cities project.

Assessment methods

The opportunity to demonstrate initiative and original work is offered throughout the programme. Assessment requires student-led investigation and they will be expected to generate assignment titles, case studies and examples for critical evaluation. Assessments will vary according to the module being studied but may include essays, presentations, workshops, reports and video essays.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 - 1 years
MA Part-time September 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Liverpool John Moores University Liverpool L3 2AJ North West

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