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City, University of London: Global Creative Industries

Institution City, University of London View institution profile
Department Department of Sociology and Criminology View department profile
Study type Taught


This course will enable you to both explore the development of the global creative industries at global level, their trajectory, the tensions and challenges arising from these; and examine the organisation, characteristics and issues emerging in the creative and cultural industries in specific areas of the world, and will help you to develop an understanding of how local, regional and world processes interact.

This course would suit anyone looking to broaden their impact in the cultural and creative industries sector: Whether this is government or international organisations concerned with creative industries economy regionally or transnationally or whether you are looking to broaden your horizons and build a careers in any aspect of film, music, art or related creative industry.

You will be taught by world leading researchers in the international creative economy, culture, media and communication, and global political economy based in the Centre for Culture and the Creative Industries, the Departments of Sociology, and International Politics. This research expertise consistently informs our outstanding teaching in this area of studies. Cultural goods and ideas are increasingly produced and consumed transnationally; however, global cultural trade flows are uneven and this has consequences for local and national development. Moreover, cultural assets are carriers of meaning and their global circulation impacts those who consume them, affecting identities and reproducing social and economic inequalities. How is culture produced and re-produced? What are the mechanisms of the global cultural ecosystems and markets? What are their consequences?

We are ranked 1st in London for Communication and Media studies (Complete University Guide 2020). On this course you will be taught by world experts in the field, the programme offers a unique opportunity for students to analyse the economic, social and cultural aspects of the contemporary transformation of culture and how they relate to the global and the local.

The course prepares students to work professionally or to engage in further academic study in the expanding cultural sphere worldwide.


City, University of London
School of Arts and Social Sciences 


The School of Arts and Social Sciences at City is a cosmopolitan, outward-looking, internationally-excellent centre of research and learning on the human condition in all of its dimensions. Ours is a large and vibrant school with around 3,000 students (one third postgraduate) and 250 staff currently organised in seven academic departments: 

We are proud of the high employability of our graduates. As the …

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