University of Nottingham

University of Nottingham

Critical Theory and Cultural Studies

Critical theory and cultural studies have grown rapidly in the University to their present location in an expanding department with integrated and highly successful degree and postgraduate programmes with international connections; the department attracts high-calibre research students from diverse academic backgrounds from the UK and overseas, including the EC, the Middle and Far East, Latin America and the United States; much of the work is interdisciplinary and draws upon staff expertise in modern theory, political philosophy, cultural, literary, media and film studies, both in the Department and in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures of which it is part; the Department is also home to the Centre for Critical Theory, the Institute of Comparative Cultures and the Centre for the Study of Post-Conflict Cultures; students are currently researching on a range of topics including: waste and consumer society; Baudrillard and architecture; Lacan and realism; Deleuze and music; Foucault in the humanities; hybridity in Argentinian and English literature and culture; memory, place, imagination and fiction; suicide authors: a deconstructive study; and globalisation and national cinema.

Entry requirements

Master's qualification in a relevant discipline.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time £ 4,052 per Academic year (home fees) 3 years
PhD Full-time £ 14,140 per Academic year (overseas fees) 3 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
Telephone number: 
0115 951 5559