University of Brighton

University of Brighton

Cultural and Critical Theory

The course will give you a sophisticated appreciation of the limits of human understanding, the interdependence of philosophy and theory, and the implications of these for political action, aesthetic sensibility and representation in art and activism. The course offers 3 distinct pathways: Aesthetics and cultural theory; globalisation, politics and culture; philosophy and critical theory. All pathways provide for the development of an advanced understanding of specialist areas in cultural and critical theory, and effective preparation for doctoral research. The core course, delivered during the autumn and spring terms, is complemented by a research methods module and two elective modules that offer opportunities for study across the range of humanities provision. The course culminates in the submission of a specialist 20,000-word (or equivalent) project, which allows you to apply your advanced philosophical and theoretical understanding to an issue or text of your choice. Taught courses are delivered with a maximum size of 12 students. Supervision for the project, and for pre- and post-essay tutorials, is on a 1-to-1 basis with the appropriate tutor.

Entry requirements

Degree and/or experience: Relevant Honours degree (minimum 2nd Class). Admission by interview. Suitable professional experience considered. For non-native speakers of English: IELTS 7.0 overall and 6.5 in writing. If you need to improve your English language skills, you might want to consider our Extended Master's programme. Interview: Admission to this course is by interview only, which can be completed on the telephone or by Skype.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 5,760 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 14,130 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
PgCert Full-time - 1 years
PgDip Full-time - 1 years
PgCert Part-time - 2 years
PgDip Part-time - 2 years
MA Part-time £ 2,880 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MA Part-time £ 7,065 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

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Telephone number: 
01273 644644