London School of Economics and Political Science

London School of Economics and Political Science

MSc Race, Ethnicity and Post Colonial Studies


Houghton Street

London, England

United Kingdom

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.Sc.-Race, Ethnicity and Post Colonial Studies

Format: Campus

Program Description:

This new programme is based in the Department of Sociology. The core course is taught by researchers located there. It is a multi-disciplinary initiative which gives students the opportunity to study a range of different topics within this broad academic area which is addressed in various ways both inside the department and beyond it by others elsewhere in the School. This degree is unusual for placing the issue of post-colonial analysis squarely in the context of social science and using that focus to frame considerations of race, racism and ethnicity. It offers an overview of key theoretical and historical issues in these fields. Post-colonial social relations will be examined inside and outside formerly colonial territories. The programme extends the curriculum in number of other directions for example, into an explicit encounter with new scholarly debates over multiculture and diversity, genomics and human rights as well as over the morality and legality of the contemporary ambition to revive colonial power. A total of two full units from: race and space; anthropology and human rights; anthropology of South Africa; sovereignty justice rights; race, violence and colonial rule in Africa; cultural encounters from the renaissance to the modern world; empire, colonialism, globalism; sex,race slavery: the western experience; politics of empire and post imperialism; nationalism; multiculturalism, nationalism and citizenship; race, ethnicity and social policy; social psychology of racism, multiculture and resistance; gender and societies; gender and postcolonial theory; others.

International Student Requirements:

IELTS 7.0 or TOEFL 627
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