MA taught courses
There are 40–50 MA students in the CRMEP across its four Masters programmes, about one third of whom study part-time. Module class sizes average around 12 to 15 students. In addition to taught modules, students are encouraged to attend fortnightly research seminars, and to participate in the several student-led reading groups that normally run each year. Students are also free to take language courses and to attend classes and research events in other Kingston programmes, e.g. events arranged by the London Graduate School or by programmes in Art and Design, English, Political Economy, and so on.
All of the MA programmes follow a similar structure. Students take four taught modules worth 30 credits each, and write an MA dissertation worth 60 credits, for a total of 180 credits. One of these four taught modules is compulsory, and specific to each MA. Each MA programme is structured by a set of three or four other recommended modules. In addition to their core course, students must take at least one of these designated modules, but may also choose options from the other programmes in order in to tailor the course to their particular interests. Students agree a choice of MA dissertation topic with their supervisor, after attending a series of research skills seminars.