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Global Cultures MA, PG Dip, PG Cert

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What does culture mean to you? In today’s increasingly diverse and interconnected world, it’s vital to understand how global cultures are defined, and how they differ, interrelate and coexist. It’s never been more important to question our own perception of culture and how we can facilitate positive change in both our lives and workplaces. Our online Global Cultures Master’s, Postgraduate Diploma and Postgraduate Certificate have been designed in response to the increasing need for understanding global cultures, both professionally and personally. Through studying this course, you’ll develop the skills to reflect, articulate and communicate effectively across markers of cultural difference. You'll become better global citizens as well as enhancing your workplace skills and leadership capabilities. A combination of theory, practice and research will equip you with a deep knowledge of contemporary challenges, such as race, gender, language and migration. You’ll be able to put theory into practice as you utilise new skills for real-world contexts, including inclusion and communication.

Key benefits

  • Global Cultures is the first fully online course of its kind.
  • It offers a unique focus on issues of diversity and inclusion, race, migration, gender and language, covering both theory and practice, making the learning outcomes relevant to real-world contexts.
  • An optional ‘Study Skills’ module is available to assist those who’ve been out of education for some time.
  • Study 100% online from anywhere in the world.

• This course offers a unique focus on issues of diversity and inclusion, race, migration, gender and language - covering both theory and practice. • From effective communication to critical thinking, develop transferable, in-demand skills for the future. • The key Cultural Concept modules uncover both historical background and the roots of contemporary cultural challenges, such as race and gender. You’ll then put theory into practice with our Cultural Practice modules. • Join the global conversation – your fellow students from across the world will bring their unique ideas and experiences to the discussion. • Six intakes a year for maximum flexibility (Jan, Mar, May, June, Sept, Oct). • Study 100% online, from wherever you are in the world.

Regulating bodies

King's is regulated by the Office for Students

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Teaching methods - what to expect

The programme is delivered entirely online. There are video lectures, coursework including critical appraisal of published work, essays and abstracts and self-directed learning activities.

Coursework varies from module to module and may include written coursework essays, oral presentations, annotated bibliographies, creative responses, consultancy pieces, research proposals, dissertations, and research projects. These are designed to provide you with opportunities to develop and demonstrate the extent of your in-depth knowledge and understanding of specific topics related to global cultures.

Assessment

    You’ll be assessed using both formative and summative methods. Formative assessments are provided informally, through verbal feedback from tutors on your contributions in online seminars and unassessed presentations.

    Summative assessments are designed to evaluate and provide feedback on coursework assignments submitted formally as a requirement for completing each module.

    Structure

    Required modules

    PG Cert

    You’re required to take the following modules:

    Language & Global Identities (15 credits)
    Connecting Cultures: Migration & Immigration (15 credits)
    Diversity & Inclusion in Practice (15 credits)

    You can choose to take one of the following modules:

    Race & Ethnicity in a Global Context (15 credits)
    Gender & Globalisation: Transhistorical & Transcultural Approaches (15 credits)
    Communicating Global Cultures (15 credits)

    PG Dip

    You’re required to take the following modules:

    Language & Global Identities (15 credits)
    Connecting Cultures: Migration & Immigration (15 credits)
    Gender & Globalisation: Transhistorical & Transcultural Approaches (15 credits)
    Race & Ethnicity in a Global Context (15 credits)
    Diversity & Inclusion in Practice (15 credits)
    Communicating Global Cultures (15 credits)

    You can choose to take two of the following modules:

    Creative Leadership for Global Challenges (15 credits)
    Creating Connections: Integrating Knowledge in a Fragmenting World (15 credits)
    Advanced Research Skills (15 credits)

    MA

    You’re required to take four Cultural Concept modules:

    Language & Global Identities (15 credits)
    Connecting Cultures: Migration & Immigration (15 credits)
    Gender & Globalisation: Transhistorical & Transcultural Approaches (15 credits)
    Race & Ethnicity in a Global Context (15 credits)

    And four Cultural Practice modules:

    Diversity & Inclusion in Practice (15 credits)
    Communicating Global Cultures (15 credits)
    Creating Connections: Integrating Knowledge in a Fragmenting World (15 credits)
    Creative Leadership for Global Challenges (15 credits)

    And an Independent Research Project:

    Advanced Research Skills (15 credits)
    Research Project Design (15 credits)
    Independent Research Project (30 credits)

    There’s an additional Study Skills module (no credits). It’ll help you prepare for the course.

    King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

    Please note that modules with a practical component will be capped due to educational requirements, which may mean that we cannot guarantee a place to all students who elect to study this module.

    Employability

    King’s is ranked fourth in the UK and 21st in the world for graduate employability (Times Higher Education's Global Employability University Ranking 2020).

    Current workforce reports have pointed to a soft skills gap in today’s workforce. They suggest that the relevant skills of the future will require a human element and, therefore, cannot be learnt by machines. These skills include critical thinking, empathy, creativity and leadership, which you can develop during this course.

    Through understanding aspects of global cultures, you’ll develop highly transferable skills, which will benefit any career option within any sector. It’s particularly beneficial if:

    • You wish to go onto further research in global cultures.

    • You're in a leadership or HR position and want to understand the needs of your colleagues.

    • You work or want to work for a global business or organisation.

    • You wish to facilitate positive change in your personal and work life.

    • You have a desire to work for NGOs and development organisations.

    Tuition Fees

    Your fees will be charged per module as you progress through the course. From now until September 2022, you will be charged £1,170 per module.

    The number of modules you take will be determined by your chosen award as outlined below:

    Postgraduate Certificate: £4,680

    Postgraduate Diploma: £9,360

    MA: £14,040

    Tuition fees may be subject to an annual increase (capped at 5%) each academic year in line with King's College London's terms and conditions. Each increase comes into effect in September of each year. 

    Additional Fees Information

    When you receive an offer for this course, you will be required to pay for your first module upfront, as a non-refundable deposit, to secure your place. This payment will be credited towards your total fee payment. Please note that a standard 14 day cooling off period will apply from the point of initial payment for your first module. Any subsequent payments are not subject to additional cooling off periods.

    The deposit cost for this course is the cost of one module (£1,170) plus a non-refundable application fee of £70.

    Student fees for the programme will be billed on a modular basis. Students are billed three weeks prior to the first day of teaching, with the due date being two weeks later (one week before teaching). If you no longer wish to study a module, you can take a break from your studies up until one week prior to the module starting. If payment has been made, the money will remain on your account as credit until you return.

    If you have registered for a PG Dip or PG Cert qualification but decide you wish to upgrade to a higher award, you will need to speak to your enrolment advisor. If you choose to upgrade your programme, you will enter a new cooling off period from the date of payment for your next module on the upgraded award. Any subsequent payments following this next module payment are not subject to additional cooling off periods.

    Additional Requirements & Costs

    Students will need access to a computer or tablet in order to complete the programme. Although KEATS is optimised for mobile, a desktop computer may be necessary for some parts of the course.

    We recommend using the latest version of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari or Microsoft Edge; full functionality cannot be guaranteed in older or less commonly used browsers.

    Students will require access to a high-speed internet connection (4Mbps minimum).

    We will endeavour to make as much study material as possible available online, but you may also need to purchase some books during your studies.

    This is an online course and you are not expected to go to campus, should you wish to do so, there are some additional fees to pay for:

    • Books, ebooks or articles (if you choose to buy your own copies)

    • King’s campus Library fees and fines

    • Travel costs for travel around London and between campuses

    • Graduation costs

    Funding

    • This course offers a unique focus on issues of diversity and inclusion, race, migration, gender and language - covering both theory and practice. • From effective communication to critical thinking, develop transferable, in-demand skills for the future. • The key Cultural Concept modules uncover both historical background and the roots of contemporary cultural challenges, such as race and gender. You’ll then put theory into practice with our Cultural Practice modules. • Join the global conversation – your fellow students from across the world will bring their unique ideas and experiences to the discussion. • Six intakes a year for maximum flexibility (Jan, Mar, May, June, Sept, Oct). • Study 100% online, from wherever you are in the world.

    Regulating bodies

    King's is regulated by the Office for Students

    Loading...

    Teaching methods - what to expect

    The programme is delivered entirely online. There are video lectures, coursework including critical appraisal of published work, essays and abstracts and self-directed learning activities.

    Coursework varies from module to module and may include written coursework essays, oral presentations, annotated bibliographies, creative responses, consultancy pieces, research proposals, dissertations, and research projects. These are designed to provide you with opportunities to develop and demonstrate the extent of your in-depth knowledge and understanding of specific topics related to global cultures.

    Assessment

      You’ll be assessed using both formative and summative methods. Formative assessments are provided informally, through verbal feedback from tutors on your contributions in online seminars and unassessed presentations.

      Summative assessments are designed to evaluate and provide feedback on coursework assignments submitted formally as a requirement for completing each module.

      Structure

      Required modules

      PG Cert

      You’re required to take the following modules:

      Language & Global Identities (15 credits)
      Connecting Cultures: Migration & Immigration (15 credits)
      Diversity & Inclusion in Practice (15 credits)

      You can choose to take one of the following modules:

      Race & Ethnicity in a Global Context (15 credits)
      Gender & Globalisation: Transhistorical & Transcultural Approaches (15 credits)
      Communicating Global Cultures (15 credits)

      PG Dip

      You’re required to take the following modules:

      Language & Global Identities (15 credits)
      Connecting Cultures: Migration & Immigration (15 credits)
      Gender & Globalisation: Transhistorical & Transcultural Approaches (15 credits)
      Race & Ethnicity in a Global Context (15 credits)
      Diversity & Inclusion in Practice (15 credits)
      Communicating Global Cultures (15 credits)

      You can choose to take two of the following modules:

      Creative Leadership for Global Challenges (15 credits)
      Creating Connections: Integrating Knowledge in a Fragmenting World (15 credits)
      Advanced Research Skills (15 credits)

      MA

      You’re required to take four Cultural Concept modules:

      Language & Global Identities (15 credits)
      Connecting Cultures: Migration & Immigration (15 credits)
      Gender & Globalisation: Transhistorical & Transcultural Approaches (15 credits)
      Race & Ethnicity in a Global Context (15 credits)

      And four Cultural Practice modules:

      Diversity & Inclusion in Practice (15 credits)
      Communicating Global Cultures (15 credits)
      Creating Connections: Integrating Knowledge in a Fragmenting World (15 credits)
      Creative Leadership for Global Challenges (15 credits)

      And an Independent Research Project:

      Advanced Research Skills (15 credits)
      Research Project Design (15 credits)
      Independent Research Project (30 credits)

      There’s an additional Study Skills module (no credits). It’ll help you prepare for the course.

      King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

      Please note that modules with a practical component will be capped due to educational requirements, which may mean that we cannot guarantee a place to all students who elect to study this module.

      Employability

      King’s is ranked fourth in the UK and 21st in the world for graduate employability (Times Higher Education's Global Employability University Ranking 2020).

      Current workforce reports have pointed to a soft skills gap in today’s workforce. They suggest that the relevant skills of the future will require a human element and, therefore, cannot be learnt by machines. These skills include critical thinking, empathy, creativity and leadership, which you can develop during this course.

      Through understanding aspects of global cultures, you’ll develop highly transferable skills, which will benefit any career option within any sector. It’s particularly beneficial if:

      • You wish to go onto further research in global cultures.

      • You're in a leadership or HR position and want to understand the needs of your colleagues.

      • You work or want to work for a global business or organisation.

      • You wish to facilitate positive change in your personal and work life.

      • You have a desire to work for NGOs and development organisations.

      Tuition Fees

      Your fees will be charged per module as you progress through the course. From now until September 2022, you will be charged £1,170 per module.

      The number of modules you take will be determined by your chosen award as outlined below:

      Postgraduate Certificate: £4,680

      Postgraduate Diploma: £9,360

      MA: £14,040

      Tuition fees may be subject to an annual increase (capped at 5%) each academic year in line with King's College London's terms and conditions. Each increase comes into effect in September of each year. 

      Additional Fees Information

      When you receive an offer for this course, you will be required to pay for your first module upfront, as a non-refundable deposit, to secure your place. This payment will be credited towards your total fee payment. Please note that a standard 14 day cooling off period will apply from the point of initial payment for your first module. Any subsequent payments are not subject to additional cooling off periods.

      The deposit cost for this course is the cost of one module (£1,170) plus a non-refundable application fee of £70.

      Student fees for the programme will be billed on a modular basis. Students are billed three weeks prior to the first day of teaching, with the due date being two weeks later (one week before teaching). If you no longer wish to study a module, you can take a break from your studies up until one week prior to the module starting. If payment has been made, the money will remain on your account as credit until you return.

      If you have registered for a PG Dip or PG Cert qualification but decide you wish to upgrade to a higher award, you will need to speak to your enrolment advisor. If you choose to upgrade your programme, you will enter a new cooling off period from the date of payment for your next module on the upgraded award. Any subsequent payments following this next module payment are not subject to additional cooling off periods.

      Additional Requirements & Costs

      Students will need access to a computer or tablet in order to complete the programme. Although KEATS is optimised for mobile, a desktop computer may be necessary for some parts of the course.

      We recommend using the latest version of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari or Microsoft Edge; full functionality cannot be guaranteed in older or less commonly used browsers.

      Students will require access to a high-speed internet connection (4Mbps minimum).

      We will endeavour to make as much study material as possible available online, but you may also need to purchase some books during your studies.

      This is an online course and you are not expected to go to campus, should you wish to do so, there are some additional fees to pay for:

      • Books, ebooks or articles (if you choose to buy your own copies)

      • King’s campus Library fees and fines

      • Travel costs for travel around London and between campuses

      • Graduation costs

      Funding

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