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Tuition fees (2015/16)
- UK/EU Full-time: £8,755
- UK/EU Part-time: £4,375
- Overseas Full-time: £17,250
- Overseas Part-time: £8,755
European Culture and Thought: Culture MA
Options: PG Diploma, PG Certificate
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.
What will I learn?
The programme aims to equip students with the skills, methods, concepts and theories essential for most fields of European culture, society and thought, ranging across the events, traditions and texts of the entire continent. Students learn how to present material effectively, to analyse texts critically and to construct coherent arguments.
Why should I 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 Institute, Institut Français, and other similar research and cultural centres.
Less than three hours away from Brussels and Paris, nowhere enjoys such a range of resources and such a favourable location for the study of Europe.
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 (60 credits) and 60 credits-worth of other modules.
You will take the two compulsory modules (30 modules each), the dissertation (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 (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.
- CLITG001 - Modern Literary Theory (30 credits)
- CLITG003 - Comparative Literary Studies (30 credits)
- CLITG006 – Apocalypse Literature (30 credits)
- EUROG005 - Social Theory (30 credits)
- ELCSGG01 – Language, Culture & History (30 credits)
- GEOGG038/48 – Public and Private Modernities (15 or 30 credit version available)
- 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)
Entry & Application
A minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.
Select your country for equivalent alternative requirements
English language proficiency level: Good
How to apply
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.
The deadline for applications is 31 July 2015.
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 courses. Students select either the taught or the research pathway depending on their personal focus and aspirations.
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
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.
The 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 College and the Louvre Museum.
First career destinations of recent graduates include:
- Association for Jewish Refugees: Transcriber in Research
- Berlinverlag: Traineeship in Publishing
Top career destinations for this programme
- W.I.R.E, Research Journalist, 2010
- IGraduate, Account Manager, 2010
Postgraduates from 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.