University of Nottingham

University of Nottingham

Critical Theory and Cultural Studies

This course gives students a comprehensive introduction to the critical tradition that shapes today�s human and social sciences, as well as the opportunity to apply theories to contemporary cultural phenomena; the course builds on the scholarly relation between the theoretical and applied or practical aspects of research in the humanities, thereby preparing students for theoretically informed research in disciplines beyond cultural studies; students are able to draw on the expertise of the teaching team in areas such as literary theory, continental philosophy, psychoanalysis, cultural studies and political theory.

Entry requirements

Upper 2nd Class Honours degree or equivalent in arts or social sciences; applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 7.0 (no less than 6.0 in any element) or TOEFL paper based 600 with 4.5 in TWE or TOEFL computer based 250 with 4.5 in TWE or TOEFL IBT:100 with no less than 21 in listening, 22 in reading, 23 in speaking and 21 in writing.

Course modules

Tradition of Critique 1; Tradition of Critique 2; Approaches to Theory: Directed Study; Issues in Criticism and Culture: Directed Study; CLAS Dissertation.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on a dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 5,920 per Whole course (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 14,420 per Whole course (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University Park Campus Nottingham NG7 2RJ East Midlands

Key information

Postgraduate Enquiry Team
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0115 951 5559