Practising Cultural Studies (V3047)

30 credits, Level 4

Autumn teaching

Learn to use cultural studies' approaches to explore life in the globalised world of the 21st century.

The first few weeks are devoted to describing, debating and historicising some key areas of cultural life – home, work, leisure, city. In the second half of term, you're introduced to contested cultural ideas and debate concepts such as taste, individualism and humanity. Using cross-cultural and historical skills (developed in the first half of the module), you explore issues pertinent to these concepts.

You'll be guided in focused cross-disciplinary study through carefully directed research tasks and reading on these topics.


33%: Lecture
67%: Seminar


100%: Coursework (Essay, Group presentation)

Contact hours and workload

This module is 300 hours of work. This breaks down into 30 hours of contact time and 270 hours of independent study.

This module is running in the academic year 2019/20. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.