Our interdisciplinary course in Critical Methodology is built around a required module in critical theory. This will introduce you to the main debates in current critical theory through the exploration of a series of key texts. It explores theories and practices of reading, from Formalism and Structuralism through Barthes and textuality to queer theory, psychoanalysis, materialist and postcolonial theories. In addition to this required module, you will be able to choose from a list of modules linked to critical theory in a range of subjects. You will investigate and write a dissertation on a topic that links the required module to the material of one or more of your optional modules. This course is ideally suited to you if you have a humanities degree and are looking to prepare for PhD study, or if you want to pursue a career in teaching, journalism, the media and the arts.
If you are a full-time student, we will provide six hours of teaching each week through lectures and seminars, and we will expect you to undertake 34 hours of independent study.
If you are a part-time student, we will provide two to four hours of teaching through lectures and seminars each week, and we will expect you to undertake between 16 and 18 hours of independent study.
For your dissertation we will organise a workshop and provide you with an additional four hours of supervision.
Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.
Your performance will be assessed through a combination of coursework and a dissertation. Forms of assessment may typically include essays, class presentations and a research methodology exercise. Coursework contributes approximately 67% and the dissertation approximately 33% to your final mark.
This course is primarily taught at the King’s College London Strand Campus. We are located right in the heart of London, offering you easy access to the wealth of cultural opportunities available in one of the world’s most vibrant cities, as well as its multiple world-class libraries. You will also have access to our own extensive collections and resources.
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