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MSc Contemporary Identities
The study of identity is a burgeoning area of sociological and cultural studies. Over a range of units, this programme provides an introduction to key themes in this field, with identity explored in both theoretical and substantive ways.
On the one hand, there has been an exciting and innovative strand of work to explore and re-theorise the ideas of subjectivity and selfhood in the context of changes brought about by late modern and postmodern society. On the other, the question of identity has come under scrutiny from within substantive areas of sociology, such as the sociology of race and ethnicity, the sociology of religion and the sociology of gender relations. There are also important discussions concerning the ways in which identities are recorded and observed, including debates over new narrative and other qualitative methodologies.
The MSc programme comprises six 12-week taught units and six assessed essays, followed by a dissertation.
You will also choose at least four further units from a list of sociology units. Options vary each year but may include:
A maximum of one unit can be chosen from the other optional units that are offered by the School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies in the academic year.
Independent study for dissertation.
Out State Tuition (per year): 15,700 GBP
Classification: Higher Education Institution (Not Carnegie Classified)
Locale: Midsize City