Critical Theory at University of Nottingham - UCAS

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Course summary

Through your own unique research:

  • develop your knowledge of critical theory
  • learn to apply critical theory approaches to contemporary social, political and cultural phenomena
Much of our work is guided by a transnational and transcultural agenda. You'll be studying in an environment with a strong interdisciplinary and international perspective. This provides a stimulating and vibrant community with debate encouraged between staff and students. Staff expertise We have particular strengths in:
  • modern theory
  • political philosophy and politics
  • aesthetics
  • feminist, queer and gender studies
  • cultural, literary, media and visual studies
  • psychoanalysis
  • art history
  • postcolonial, sensory, science and technology studies
The Centre for Research in Critical Theory provides a home for much of the Critical Theory research activity and you will be encouraged to get involved and contribute. Find out more about the department's research culture and activity -


You'll select one module from a range on offer by the department.

Assessment method

You'll complete a 30,000 word dissertation. The topic will be agreed with your supervisors (usually two co-supervisors) and supported by a course of guided reading. The dissertation is submitted at the end of the year and is marked by both an internal and external examiner. There is the possibility of a viva to agree the pass. You'll also take an optional module, usually assed through essays. You are also required to: • attend the Traditions of Critique lecture series • take part in the weekly work-in-progress research seminars and contribute a paper in semester 2 • complete a course of guided reading in an agreed field related to critical theory under the supervision of the appropriate member(s) of staff

Entry requirements

2.1 (or international equivalent) in an arts, humanities or social science subject. IELTS: 7.0 (no less than 6.5 in any element).

Fees and funding

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Critical Theory at University of Nottingham - UCAS