Cultural Studies at University of Nottingham - UCAS

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Course summary

Through your own unique research:

  • develop your knowledge of cultural studies
  • learn to apply cultural studies approaches to contemporary social, political and cultural phenomena
You'll be studying in an environment with a strong interdisciplinary and international perspective. Much of our work is guided by a transnational and transcultural agenda. 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 Department of Cultural, Media and Visual Studies is home to two research centres where much of the Cultural Studies research activity takes place and you will be encouraged to get involved and contribute:
  • Centre for Research in Critical Theory
  • Centre for Contemporary East Asian Cultural Studies
Find out more about the department's research culture and activity -


You'll also take an optional module from a range offered 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 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 Cultural Studies 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 each element)

Fees and funding

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Cultural Studies at University of Nottingham - UCAS