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  • Study Type

    Full time & Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    Geography

  • Start Date

    See Course

  • Course Duration

    1 year Full-time / 2 years Part-time

  • Course Type

    MA

  • Course Fees

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  • Last Updated

    30 January 2019

Course content

London has long been an international centre of cultural production and political power. This interdisciplinary programme takes the city as its focus, using London as a central example, resource and inspiration. It is taught collaboratively in the Schools of Geography, and English and Drama. The programme brings together historical and contemporary perspectives on metropolitan culture through approaches that span the humanities and social sciences, and through engaging with urban history and theory, literature, art practice, performance, exhibitions, the built environment and more. PgCert version of this course is also available.

This programme:

  • provides a sound conceptual base as well as suitable practical training to conduct independent research on London, introducing resources in the city and ways of using them intelligently and creatively
  • makes the most of QMUL's location in the heart of London's East End, close to key cultural resources and institutions as well as in an area whose historical changes and current transformations provide a focus for study and debate 
  • involves working with a range of London-based archives, libraries, museums and other repositories with collections relating to the cultural life of the city, while exploring the practices of museums, institutions, artists and others working beyond the university.

Structure

The programme is made up of 180 credits. For full details on our modules please go to the online module directory

Core module:

  • Dissertation of 15,000 words (60 credits)

Compulsory module:

  • Cities, Space and Power (30 credits)
  • Resources for Research (not assessed)

Option modules: 

  • Art, Performance and the City (30 credits) 
  • Contemporary Theatre and Performance (30 credits)*
  • Cultural Geography in Practice (30 credits) 
  • Metro-Intellectuals: Women writing in the city in the Romantic Period (30 credits)*
  • Metropolitan Matters: A material history of London from the Victorians to the present (30 credits)**
  • Victorian Print Culture (30 credits)* 
  • Writing the East End (30 credits)* 

*Subject to availability by the School of English and Drama and **School of History.

Learning and teaching

As a student at Queen Mary, you will play an active part in your acquisition of skills and knowledge. Teaching is by a mixture of formal lectures and small group seminars. The seminars are designed to generate informed discussion around set topics, and may involve student presentations, group exercises and role-plays as well as open discussion. We take pride in the close and friendly working relationship we have with our students. You are assigned an Academic Adviser who will guide you in both academic and pastoral matters throughout your time at Queen Mary.

Assessment

Assessment is through a variety of assignments, ranging from extended essays to book reviews and oral presentations.

Dissertation

You will also complete a dissertation of 15,000-words. You will be assigned an academic supervisor from the School of Geography or School of English and Drama. Your supervisor will provide guidance and advice on your dissertation research. You will meet with your supervisor at least six times from January through to June in order to ensure that work is on track for completion.

Fees

Tuition fees for Home and EU students

2019/20 Academic Year

Full time £9,150

Part time £4,575

Tuition fees for International students

2019/20 Academic Year

Full time £16,350

Part time £8,175

Funding

There are a number of sources of funding available for Masters students.

These include a significant package of competitive Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) bursaries and scholarships in a range of subject areas, as well as external sources of funding.

Queen Mary bursaries and scholarships

We offer a range of bursaries and scholarships for Masters students including competitive scholarships, bursaries and awards, some of which are for applicants studying specific subjects.

Find out more about QMUL bursaries and scholarships.

Alternative sources of funding

Home/EU students can apply for a range of other funding, such as Professional and Career Development Loans, and Employer Sponsorship, depending on their circumstances and the specific programme of study.

Overseas students may be eligible to apply for a range of external scholarships and we also provide information about relevant funding providers in your home country on our country web pages.

Download our Postgraduate Funding Guide for detailed information about postgraduate funding options for Home/EU students.

Read more about alternative sources of funding for Home/EU studentsand for Overseas students.

Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 5079

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Other financial help on offer at Queen Mary

We offer one to one specialist support on all financial and welfare issues through our Advice and Counselling Service, which you can access as soon as you have applied for a place at Queen Mary.

Our Advice and Counselling Service also has lots of Student Advice Guides on all aspects of finance including:


Visit the MA London Studies page on the Queen Mary University of London website for more details!

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