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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Human Geography

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

The MA Cities and Society is a research and training programme designed to identify the constraints, injustices and potentials of cities and urban processes. The degree brings together social analysis, activism, and inventive research methods to critically engage with various dimensions of urban work - from policy-making, research and cultural interventions, to the management of social programmes and institutions. The MA is distinguished by its theoretical rigour, integrity and a focus on experimental empirical research and covers the following disciplines: sociology, geography, anthropology, architecture, cultural studies, history, fine arts, media and communications. You’ll analyse the organisation of contemporary cities, including the built environment, commerce, housing, culture, political and social infrastructures and explore how distributions of wealth, power and culture in spaces and places are constituted through political, material and social processes. You’ll investigate the proliferation of technologies, techniques and ideas that change our notions about the use of things and bodies. Analytical and research skills that intersect basic sociological knowledge with that of architecture, the built environment, cultural and postcolonial theory, geography, planning, digital communications, and ethnography as they apply to the study of cities across the world. The training in this programme is applicable to work in multilateral institutions, NGOs, urban research institutes, municipal government, cultural and policy institutions, urban design firms, and universities.

Different course options

Full time | Goldsmiths, University of London | 1 year | OCT

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

OCT

Modules

In the summer term students will complete a major practical project consisting of any media and addressing a specific sociological problem. Students will meet for individual supervision with a member of the Sociology staff. The dissertation is a substantive piece of research in which the students develops a visual, inventive or experimental approach to a topic of their choice.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£7,750

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£16,570

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students should have (or expect to be awarded) an undergraduate degree of at least upper second class standard in a relevant/related subject. Students might also be considered for some programmes if they aren’t a graduate or their degree is in an unrelated field, but have relevant experience and can show that they have the ability to work at postgraduate level.