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Course options

  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

About this course

LJMU's MA in Cities, Culture and Creativity provides a broad intellectual and academic understanding of urban development and cultural distinctiveness.

  • Study in Liverpool, one of the leading arts and cultural centres outside of London (European Capital of Culture in 2008, UNESCO World Heritage Site)
  • Develop a broad-based understanding of how key institutions, social groupings, and different representations of cities mediate urban development and cultural distinctiveness
  • Follow a curriculum that plays a key role in developing your approaches to studying and knowledge application in the fields of creativity and culture in urban environments
  • Enjoy excellent pastoral and academic support for placement opportunities
  • The course has established itself a strong track record and reputation of moving its MA graduates on to PhD research

This exciting new cross-disciplinary MA enables you to study contemporary UK and international cities from socio-economic, cultural, theoretical and practical perspectives.

Based in Liverpool - the scene of many innovative cultural programmes and urban regeneration initiatives, this programme focuses on the relationships between cities, culture and creativity. It features an innovative, multidisciplinary curriculum taught by expert academics.

You will gain an understanding of key urban theories, trends, policies and dynamics by drawing on a range of contemporary local and global case studies to illustrate debates and policy responses. You will reflect on how urban images and identities are constructed and reconstructed, by whom and for what purpose, focusing on concepts such as city marketing, place identity, place brand and branding.

The programme will enable you to play a key role in developing approaches to study and knowledge application in the fields of creativity and culture in the urban environment. Another aim of the programme is to develop graduates who have essential skills in research design, project management and relevant major qualitative research methods.

To examine how cultural policy fits with broader strategies for re-imagining and regenerating cities, you will use key skills to research and critically engage with the theories, principles, debates and intellectual paradigms that underpin the study of cities, culture and creativity. You will be expected to critically reflect on and communicate your research findings, knowledge and understanding throughout the degree.

Partners on this programme include the European Institute for Urban Affairs (EIUA), the Institute of Cultural Capital (ICC), the Liverpool Business School and the School of Humanities and Social Science.

Assessment

How learning is monitored on your programme

To cater for the wide-ranging content of our courses and the varied learning preferences of our students, we offer a range of assessment methods on each programme. Assessment techniques vary from module to module to reflect relevant assessment approaches and the key learning points of each topic.

You will be assessed via: presentations, essays, a practical portfolio, research-based exercises, critical reviews, research plans, student defined assessments and the dissertation. Self-led investigation is also required and you will be expected to generate assignment titles, case studies and examples for critical evaluation.

Tuition fees

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£ 15,600per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Liverpool John Moores University

  • University League Table

    66th

  • Campus address

    Liverpool John Moores University, Egerton Court (Headquarters), 2 Rodney Street, Liverpool, Liverpool, L1 2UA, England

A globally respected university with staff and students from over 100 countries.
Access to a superb careers programme, developed in partnership with FTSE 100 companies and leading businesses.
All LJMU international students are guaranteed place in high-quality, university-approved accommodation within the heart of the city.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    60th out of 72 2

    30th out of 102 15

  • Entry standards

    / Max 210
    119 56%

    39th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    66 66%

    46th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.25 85%

    16th

    10
  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    141 71%

    22nd

    14
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    64 64%

    39th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.11 82%

    26th

    49

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