University of Wolverhampton

University of Wolverhampton

Popular Culture

This course comprises advanced level study of the various aspects of popular culture that were produced and consumed in Britain since the late 19th century. The programme consists of a broad range of modules from a number of academic disciplines including history, english, sociology, cultural studies, religious studies, and film studies. For your own independent research into popular culture supervision in a wide range of areas and approaches is offered. You will experience a variety of teaching methods with a high level of input from students on the course. Assessment is largely by coursework, essays and presentations.

Entry requirements

You should normally have a good Honours degree in an arts, humanities, or social sciences subject; substantial relevant experience or professional qualifications can substitute for graduate status.

Course modules

Modules include: theories and concepts for the analysis of popular culture; popular consumerism in Britain 1850-1939; youth subcultures and national identity in post war England; science fiction and fantasy; the sacred and the profane in popular culture; crime of the century, murders and the media; fads and fame, the industrialisation of culture; screening horror, trauma, fear and fantasy in film; independent study project.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Part-time - 2 years
MA Full-time £ 11,960 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Campus Wolverhampton WV1 1SB West Midlands

Key information

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0800 953 3222