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Global Cultures MA

Understand culture and understand people. Learn to break down barriers of gender, race, and identity and create more diversity and inclusion. Become part of the solution and help to make positive change to individuals, communities and in workplaces.

Key information

Study mode:

100% online


2 years, part time

Applications open:

14 March 2024

Application deadline:

6 August 2024

Next start date:

3 September 2024


January, April and September

Tuition fees:

£15,492 *

These tuition fees may be subject to increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King's terms and conditions.

(funding options and instalments are available)

* Depending on your country of residence, you may also have to pay Goods and Services Tax (GST) in addition to your tuition fees. You can find further information on the King's Goods and Services tax page.

Course overview

The online Global Cultures master’s is designed to give you knowledge and understanding of the factors which shape transnational cultural aspects in our increasingly globalised world.  

You'll learn how to tackle complex issues related to global cultures, such as race, cultural identity, and gender, from both academic and professional perspectives.

Additionally, you'll gain insights on contemporary cultural practices, such as diversity and inclusion (D&I), intercultural communication, creativity, ethical awareness, and culturally sensitive leadership, that can be applied in the real world.

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Why choose this online MA?

Become a culturally competent leader

You'll learn to break down barriers and create meaningful connections, enhancing your personal and professional skills.

Develop in-demand skills

These include communication, leadership, critical thinking, teamwork, creativity, adaptability, and emotional intelligence.

Meet a diverse cohort

You could find yourself studying alongside professionals from a range of backgrounds and specialisms, joining a diverse and international community.

Practical learning

The capstone research project is an opportunity for you to put what you learn into practice by focusing on aspects related to your workplace or career focus.

What you'll study

On this MA in Global Cultures, you’ll examine the historical background and roots of contemporary cultural challenges facing our globalised world.

You'll learn how to identify potential issues and challenges. Additionally, you'll discover how skills such as inclusion, ethical awareness, and communication can be applied to make a positive difference in real-world contexts.

How you'll learn

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Module overview

This online Global Cultures MA course is comprised of 11 modules, totalling 180 credits. You'll take four 15-credit Cultural Concept modules (60 credits), four 15-credit Cultural Practice modules (60 credits), and three Research modules (60 credits).

All 11 modules on the course are compulsory. The three research modules (Advanced Research Skills; Research Project Design; Independent Research Project) are core and you must pass them to complete the award. There is an optional (non-credit bearing) Study Skills module designed to prepare students who may have been out of education for some time.

Cultural Concept modules

You’re required to take the following four Cultural Concept modules:

Cultural Practice modules

You’re also required to take four Cultural Practice modules:

Research modules

You’re also required to take three research modules:

Study Skills module (optional)

This module provides additional training in the key skills required to study global cultures online. You’ll learn how to analyse primary and secondary sources of research, use evidence critically and rigorously, and cite material appropriately and avoid plagiarism.

Some of the core academic writing skills covered include handling and organising information and data, note-taking, critical reasoning, verbal, and written presentation skills. 

Meet your Programme Director

Felipe Botelho Correa

Dr Felipe Botelho Correa

Felipe, a Reader in Cultural Studies at King’s College London since 2013, is renowned for his expertise in race and anti-racist practices, particularly in Brazil and the Global South.

His research focuses on Afro-Brazilian and Afro-Latin-American cultures, with a special emphasis on the writings of Lima Barreto. Felipe's career highlights include fellowships at Princeton University and the National Autonomous University of Mexico, as well as editorship roles for prominent academic journals and publications.

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How you’re assessed 

Assessments are crafted to evaluate your knowledge, understanding, and critical awareness of course topics. They also assess your ability to analyse and apply specialist knowledge to practical situations. These assessment methods may vary between modules. They’re likely to include one or more of the following:

Group presentations

Written coursework
(essays and reports)

Online exams

Entry requirements

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Career options in Global Cultures

Many businesses and organisations now accept the value of proactively recognising, adopting, and promoting cultural awareness and diversity. This not only helps to develop partnerships and relationships in foreign markets but can also attract a more diverse and representative workforce. For the international organisations, charities, governments, and governmental organisations whose work impacts the inhabitants of different countries, possessing a knowledge and appreciation of diverse cultures and languages is critical.

As a result, this MA could lead to a variety of management and consulting roles in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. You’ll graduate with some of the most in-demand soft skills, including communication, leadership, critical thinking, problem-solving, teamwork, creativity, adaptability, empathy, and emotional intelligence.

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