Goldsmiths - University of London

MA Cultural Policy, Relations & Diplomacy

The MA Cultural Policy, Relations and Diplomacy is a trans-disciplinary programme that addresses the theory and practice of cultural policy, cultural relations, and cultural and public diplomacy.

Goals and Objectives

This broad area of study and the terminology applied to it is fluid and expanding. Having culture as the underlying thread, the programme explores areas such as:

• arts policy and management
• globalisation
• cultural relations
• public diplomacy
• cultural and arts diplomacy
• external communications
• place branding

This will provide a unique perspective into this field of study, and will examine topics such as mobility of cultural practitioners, cultural identity, intercultural dialogue, mutuality, propaganda, soft power, hegemony, influence and perceptions.

Goldsmiths' location provides you with a unique experience of living in a multicultural world city, which is of great relevance to the study of cultural policy, relations and diplomacy.
You'll study in the Institute for Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship (ICCE). ICCE's individual and institutional links with an extensive network of organisations, policy advisors and cultural practitioners in those areas in London and in Europe allow you to experience exceptional research and study resources.
The programme allows and encourages you to engage in work placements while attending the modules. These are not a formal part of the programme, but some support will be provided building on ICCE’s extensive experience of internship management and network of contacts.


Compulsory Modules
Cultural Policy and Practice
Cultural Relations and Diplomacy I: Foundations
Cultural Relations and Diplomacy II: Explorations
ICCE Dissertation

Option modules
Module title Credits
Contemporary Issues in Cultural Policy
Cultural and Creative Tourism
Culture, Tourism and Regeneration
Entrepreneurial Modelling
Enterprising Leadership: An Introduction to Leadership, Enterprise, and Innovation Theory
Interpretation, Education and Communication in the Art Museum
Museums and Galleries as Creative Entrepreneurs – Communicating Culture
Tourism in Asia

Option modules available from other departments
In addition to the option modules available within ICCE, you can also opt to take 30 credits modules from other departments within Goldsmiths: Anthropology, Sociology, Politics, Centre for Cultural Studies, English and Comparative Writing, Educational Studies, Media, Communications & Cultural Studies, Computing, Confucius Institute for Dance and Performance, Institute of Management Studies, and Psychology.


We accept a wide range of international qualifications. Find out more about the qualifications we accept from around the world.
If English isn’t your first language, you will need an IELTS score (or equivalent English language qualification) of 6.5 with a 6.5 in writing and no element lower than 6.0 to study this programme. If you need assistance with your English language, we offer a range of courses that can help prepare you for postgraduate-level study.

Goldsmiths - University of London
New Cross
London SE14 6NW
United Kingdom

Dr Carla Figueira

Email: [email protected]
Phone: +44 (0)20 7296 4255

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Sara Dos Santos | Cultural Policy, Relations & Diplomacy
Gandhali Bhide | Cultural Policy, Relations & Diplomacy
Aurelien Joly | Cultural Policy, Relations & Diplomacy

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