University of Bristol

Social Sciences

MSc Ethnicity and Multiculturalism

Address:

Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road

Second Floor, Union Building, Queen's Road, Clifton

Bristol, England

United Kingdom

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

MSc Ethnicity and Multiculturalism

Format: Campus

Program Description:

This programme is principally concerned with explaining the importance of ethnicity and multiculturalism, race, racism, diaspora and communalism in contemporary societies. It has a particular focus on the nature of multicultural and multi-ethnic societies, the issues surrounding culture in a modern and postmodern world, and the growing public policy implications of addressing ethnic, cultural, linguistic and religious diversity within modern nation-states.

It also examines the discrimination, exclusion, marginality and unfair treatment of minority groups, and the violation of their civil rights in different societies.

Programme structure

The MSc programme comprises six 12-week taught units and six assessed essays, followed by a dissertation.

Core units

  • Theories of Ethnicity and Racism
  • Dissertation

Optional units

You will choose at least four further units from a list of sociology units. Options vary each year but may include:

  • Contemporary Sociological Theory
  • Theories of Ethnicity and Racism
  • Introduction to Quantitative Research Methods
  • Philosophy and Research Design
  • Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods
  • Understanding Culture
  • Narrating the Self
  • The Theory and Politics of Multiculturalism
  • Interpreting Gender
  • Advanced Qualitative Research
  • Advanced Quantitative Research
  • Popular Music and Society
  • Nations and Nationalism
  • Care, Labour and Gender
  • Religion and Politics in the West
  • Understanding Risk

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.

Third term

Independent study for dissertation.

International Student Requirements:

IELTS English language 6.5 overall, minimum 6.0 in all bands or equivalent

Facts & Figures

Out State Tuition (per year): 15,700 GBP

Classification: Higher Education Institution (Not Carnegie Classified)

Locale: Midsize City

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