Call for applications: MA Art & Politics

Call for applications: MA Art & Politics

Goldsmiths, University of London

February 15, 2013
Call for applications: MA Art & Politics

Department of Politics
Goldsmiths, University of London
New Cross
London SE14 6NW, UK

About the MA Art & Politics
The Department of Politics at internationally renowned Goldsmiths, University of London is accepting applications for its new MA in Art and Politics.

At the heart of cultural politics today is a new range of issues, such as the global ‘war on terror’; rising levels of ethnic, religious and civic conflict; issues of human rights and humanitarian intervention; concerns about environmental degradation and the global effects of financial turmoil.

In such a climate, questions about the ‘autonomy’ and the ‘politicality’ of Art are being posed. What is Art’s role in times of political and cultural crisis? Does ‘committed’ or ‘political art’ merely aestheticise and trivialise that which can never be communicated?

The MA in Art and Politics provides students with the opportunity to explore these, and many more, issues and practices in a genuinely interdisciplinary setting. Working from a strong theoretical basis, the programme aims to better understand a range of empirical, aesthetic and conceptual issues which traverse and exceed both ‘Art’ and ‘International Politics.’

Students will study core courses, including a group project and 10,000-word dissertation, as well choosing from a range of options from within the Department or from approved options in other Departments. One year full-time and two year part-time study options are available. 

View our video introduction to MA Art and Politics.

Skills and careers
Students will develop a critical engagement with the broad field of international studies, as well as effective communication, research and presentation skills. Our graduates come from diverse disciplinary backgrounds and embark on highly contrasting career paths. These include careers in curating and art practice, journalism, performing arts, central and local government, work with NGOs, research, project development, administration and management. Some of our graduates undertake further professional training in law, journalism, education and social work. Find out more about how we support you in your career.

Entrance requirements
You should normally have an undergraduate degree of at least upper-second-class standard in a relevant subject. If your first language is not English, please check our English Language requirements. Find out more about applying here.

Fees and funding
Our fees for UK and EU students are 5250 USD one year full time study, 16200 USD for international students.

Find out about our funding options for UK and EU and international students here.

About the Department of Politics 
Politics at Goldsmiths is an expanding department, teaching and undertaking research in various aspects of political life. Our greatest strength in politics is in pushing the boundaries of our discipline, and we are aided by being part of a College with a reputation for the innovative use of new social theory and for the strength of commitment it shows towards interdisciplinarity. Find out about our staff, research interests and more here.

Why study at Goldsmiths, University of London?
Situated at the heart of one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world, and a member of the prestigious 1994 Group of smaller, research-intensive universities, Goldsmiths is ranked 9th in the UK for world-leading research in the Research Assessment Exercise. 40% of Goldsmiths students study at postgraduate level in arts and humanities, social sciences and computing, where they have the opportunity to work with the top academics in their field and be part of a diverse community of like-minded peers. 

Campus facilities include the Graduate School, accessible 24 hours a day with a range of computer facilities, a seminar room, training and resources and a social area; and the award-winning Rutherford Building, which provides extensive group and individual study facilities and houses the Library. Students can also access central University of London facilities, including Senate House Library in Bloomsbury, with its extensive collection of over 1,000,000 volumes. 

Find out more about postgraduate study in London here.

Contact: Bernadette Buckley, [email protected] / T 020 7919 7741


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