Researching Cultural and Creative Industries (888P4)

30 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Autumn teaching

You study the historical, social and ideological work of the critical and creative industries, linking questions of culture to those of business, skill, technology, law and power.

Using frameworks such as the Frankfurt School, Cultural Studies and the digital humanities, you will address key debates in the field, including public-private relationships, intellectual property and access, consumption, fair trade, capital, time and value.

You will also consider the identities and lived experiences of those working in the sector and the meanings and possibilities for cultural innovation and promotion today.

Assessment is through pitch-presentation and an essay which will help you to develop industry skills.


30%: Lecture
70%: Seminar


100%: Coursework (Essay, Project)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 300 hours of work. This breaks down into about 38 hours of contact time and about 262 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2024/25. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to feedback, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let you know of any material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.