Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements.
Bachelor’s degree with 2:1 honours (or overseas equivalent) in any discipline. For those returning to study, evidence of appropriate experience will be required.
Please note that a written personal statement ( emphasising both qualifying background and reasons for selecting this programme) will be required, in addition to a sample of academic writing should be submitted. For more detailed guidance please see the next tab, 'Applying, Fees & Funding'.
Applications must be made online using King’s online application portal apply.kcl.ac.uk and a non-refundable application fee of £50 applies.
To apply for a place on MA Cultural & Creative Industries, please go to King’s Apply (via the link above) to complete the online application. You must include the following supporting documents:
- Two references from previous or current academic tutors
- A complete or partial transcript of your first degree results. This is obtainable from your degree-awarding institution
- A personal statement of 500 words (following the guidelines below)
- Create a new piece of writing specifically for your application (see guidelines below).
If English is not your first language, and your degree was not taught and assessed entirely in English, we require relevant English language qualifications to be provided. Please note that we will still be able to consider your application even if you do not yet have an English language certificate. In this case, any offer made will be given on more the condition that you meet King’s College London's English language requirements, which will be detailed in your offer letter.
In assessing your application we will look for the following: academic capabilities: broad understanding of CCI; and interest and ability in studying CCI. Your academic interests should match the broad themes that inform MA CCI teaching, i.e. cultural theory and history, cultural production, cultural consumption and cultural governance. It is ideal that your career interests correspond to the sectors on which MA CCI teaching focuses including visual cultures, museums, popular music, film and digital culture.
Applicants must submit both a personal statement and a responsive essay. The personal statement should explain why you wish to apply for this programme and why you feel it matches your interests, academic background, and, if relevant, your career plans. The personal statement should be a maximum of 500 words, if you submit a personal statement which is longer than this it will not be accepted, and you will be required to submit a shorter version, thus delaying application assessment.
The piece of writing you should submit must address ONE of the following options, and should be 2,000 words in length:
1. Write a reflective piece about an issue pertinent to the cultural and creative industries
2. Should governments subsidise the arts? Explain your answer using relevant examples to illustrate your points
Your essay will demonstrate your ability to:
- Investigate the topic/question
- Source apposite material
- Undertake original research
- Construct a coherent argument
Use appropriate evidence and source material to support your arguments, such as textbooks, journal articles, newspaper articles and internet sources. Please include AT LEAST five sources. Ensure that you cite these using the Harvard referencing system and provide a full bibliography at the end of your essay.
We will be using plagiarism software to check that your essay has not been submitted by another student or to another institution, either in whole or in part; if you are found to have plagiarised then your application will be immediately rejected. Our system will detect self-plagiarism, i.e. if you have submitted any portion of your essay to another UK institution; your essay must therefore be original and specific to this application.
We recommend that you submit your application as soon as possible. Our first application deadline was the 31st March 2017. Applications will remain open if places are available and programmes will be closed as soon as they are full. For programmes with spaces remaining, no further applications will be accepted from non-EU (Overseas) nationals after 30th July 2017 or from UK/ EU nationals after 3rd September 2017.