Level: Postgraduate coursework
The Cultural Studies program provides advanced learning opportunities in analysing cultural forms while debating their significance in relation to socio-historical contexts. In covering topics such as popular culture, media, gender, sexuality, globalisation and consumer culture, the program raises questions around identity, community, representation, power, values and the practice of everyday life.
Understanding of cultural processes is key in many fields of work, from government and community sectors through to the arts, education and communication industries. One of the study options at master's degree and graduate diploma levels is an internship that enables you to undertake a research project within a relevant organisation. The program can also provide a pathway to postgraduate research. The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is internationally renowned for its work in gender and cultural studies. As a postgraduate coursework student you can become actively involved in its vibrant culture of seminars, teaching and collaborative research. You can opt to write a short supervised dissertation in your master's degree, which may allow you to progress to a research degree.