European Culture and Thought: Culture MA
This interdisciplinary degree allows the investigation of diverse aspects of literature, cinema, history of art, and cultural history and thought. The Centre for Multidisciplinary & Intercultural Inquiry at UCL is unique in offering graduate students the opportunity to investigate Europe in its entirety, from European integration and public policy to European cinema and poetry.
Why study this degree at UCL?
The Centre for Multidisciplinary & Intercultural Inquiry (CMII) at UCL is in a unique position to combine a broad programme of study that unites the arts, humanities, and social and historical sciences, with immediate and easy access to the unrivalled cultural treasures and library holdings of London.
The central London location offers easy access to the British Library, British Museum, Institute of Germanic and Romance Studies, German Historical Institute, Goethe Institut, Institut Français, and other similar research and cultural centres.
Less than three hours away from Brussels and Paris, and with the wide range of resources available, this is a highly favourable location for the study of Europe.
Student / staff ratios › 54 staff › 293 taught students › 97 research students
Research Excellence Framework (REF)
The Research Excellence Framework, or REF, is the system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions. The 2014 REF was carried out by the UK's higher education funding bodies, and the results used to allocate research funding from 2015/16.
The following REF score was awarded to the department: Centre for Multidisciplinary & Intercultural Inquiry
Learn more about the scope of UCL's research, and browse case studies, on our Research Impact website.
Programme Convenor: Mart Kuldepp
Taught or Research Pathway?
This MA programme offer two pathways: Taught or Research. The two different pathways allow you to tailor your MA
programme to your academic and professional needs.
All MA programmes should add up to 180 credits. They can be taken as Taught or Research-Intensive Pathways, details are given below.
You will take the two compulsory modules (30 credits each), the dissertation taught pathway (60 credits) and 60 credits-worth of other modules.
You will take the two compulsory modules (30 modules each), the dissertation research pathway (90 credits) and 30 credits-worth of other modules.
- EUROG003 - Theoretical Issues in History and Literature (30 credits)
- EUROG004 - Topics In Cultural Studies (30 credits)
- EUROG099 - Dissertation taught pathway (60 credits) or EUROG014 - Dissertation Research Pathway (90 credits)
If you wish to take a module offered by a department other than
CMII or SELCS, please contact the relevant departmental administrator in
the first instance.
Please note that some modules fill up very quickly, whilst others are sometimes withdrawn according to student demand, so places cannot be guaranteed.
- LITCG001 - Modern Literary Theory (30 credits)
- LITCG003 - Comparative Literary Studies (30 credits)
- EUROG005 - Social Theory (30 credits)
- EUROGG12 - Gender, Politics and Feminism
- EUROGG13 - Gender, Sexuality and Cultural Politics: Feminist Epistemology and the Ethics of Representation
- EUROGG14 - Global Politics of Gender and Sexuality: Militarisation, War and Violence
- ELCSGG01 – Language, Culture & History (30 credits)
- GEOGG038/48 - Public and Private Modernities (15 or 30 credit version available)
- HUMMG001 - Madness (30 credits)
- ARTFGE01A - Reframing the Renaissance (15 credits)
- ARTFGE01B - Forging the Early Modern (15 credits)
- SEESGE18 – All Quiet on the Eastern Front: Culture, Politics and Everyday Life in Central and Eastern Europe from Stalin to Present (30 credits)
- SEESGE95 – Literary and Cultural Theory (30 credits)
- SEESGR17 - Contemporary Cultural Studies: Between Post-Communism and Post-modernism (15 credits)
- SEESGE94 – Linguistic Methods (30 credits)
- SEESGR04 – The Nineteenth-Century Russian Novel (30 credits)
- SEESGR24 - Gender and Sexuality in Modern Russian Culture (15 credits)
- Arts & Humanities modules
- Social & Historical Sciences modules
Entry & Application
Application and next steps
Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Those applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines.
Who can apply?
The programme is designed for students who wish to pursue a wide range of interests within a flexible combination of core and optional modules. Students select either the Taught or the Research pathway depending on their personal focus and aspirations.
- All applicants
- 27 July 2018
For more information see our Applications page.Apply now
What are we looking for?
When we assess your application we would like to learn:
- why you want to study European Culture at graduate level
- why you want to study European Culture at UCL
- what particularly attracts you to this programme
- how your personal, academic and professional background meets the demands of this programme
- where you would like to go professionally with your degree
Together with essential academic requirements, the personal statement is your opportunity to illustrate whether your reasons for applying to this programme match what the programme will deliver.
For information on specific opportunities for programmes and research within the Centre
for Multicultural & Interdisciplinary Inquiry (CMII), visit Funding, Studentships & Prizes on the CMII website.
MPhil and PhD degrees often follow on from a Master's programme: both the Taught and Research pathways of the MAs offered by the Centre for Multidisciplinary & Intercultural Inquiry (CMII) are intended to allow this type of progression, as well as standing as degrees in their own right.
Many graduates of the programme have gone on to further study at UCL and other institutions, including the University of Edinburgh; London Consortium; Birkbeck, University of London; and the Louvre Museum.
Recent career destinations for this degree
- South Asia Researcher, Justice and Peace
- Teacher, Unspecified Secondary School
- Proof Reader, Profiles Creative
Graduates of this MA have used their extensive knowledge and understanding of European institutions, policies and society to obtain positions within the European Union. The high level of interdisciplinary training and research skills offered by the programme have equipped others for positions as researchers in UK and European universities, museums and non-governmental agencies. The emphasis on written and verbal communication, collation and presentation of research and analysis have provided transferable skills for the fields of accountancy, law and PR.
Careers data is taken from the ‘Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education’ survey undertaken by HESA looking at the destinations of UK and EU students in the 2013–2015 graduating cohorts six months after graduation.