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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 7.42k / Year (International)
  • Foreign: $ 7.42k / Year (International)
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English

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    MA Global Racism Studies at Leeds gives you the opportunity to gain a comprehensive understanding of the concepts, issues and debates applicable to racism, gender and inequality.

    You will proactively formulate hypotheses, and develop, implement and execute plans to test your ideas.

    The programme encourages you to critically and creatively evaluate current issues, research and advanced scholarship within the field of racism studies.

    If you want to ...

    * explore the sociology of 'race' and the challenges of inequality
    * examine migration and how migration reinforces racial and gendered inequalities
    * develop a sophisticated understanding of ethnicity
    * to examine the various conceptual and theoretical debates

    ... then MA Global Racism Studies* is the programme for you.

    *Formerly MA Racism and Ethnicity Studies

    Compulsory ModulesAdvanced Global Racism Studies provides a thorough and advanced level of skills and understanding in global racism studies. It examines pre-modern racisms, Western and non-Western racial modernities and post-racial debates and futures and includes study of contexts such as Russia, China and Cuba and regions such as Europe, the Mediterranean, North Africa and the Caribbean. It also explores anti-Gypsyism and many others forms of racialisation.

    'Race', Identity and Culture in the Black Atlantic focuses on race, identity and culture in the Black Atlantic diaspora centring on the Black body in slavery, colonialism, independence and de-colonial thought as a site of political, aesthetic and philosophical contestation. It focuses on the contribution by intellectuals and political activists to this debate in the Caribbean (Fanons colonial psyche and Cesaires negritude, Rastafarianism and Garveys Back to Africa Movement, post- modern Blackness, Caribbean feminisms), Brazil (Candomblé, Afro- aesthetics, blocos afro), USA (Black Nationalism, Black Power, Black feminism) and the UK (the making of Black as a political colour, hyphenated identities, hybridity, African and Asian descent feminism).

    Dissertation in Global Racism Studies allows you to tailor your own programme of training and research in consultation with a member of staff drawn from the department's MA/PhD supervisory panel. Through the dissertation, you demonstrate your ability to develop and complete an in-depth analysis, select and use appropriate research methods, deploy advanced theoretical concepts and relate a focused study to broader Racism debates and concerns.

    Optional ModulesIn addition to the compulsory modules, you also choose two modules from the following list.

    * Research Strategy and Design
    * Liquid Sociology
    * Quantitative Research Methods
    * Qualitative Research Methods
    * Issues in Social Policy Analysis and Research
    * Debates on Disability Theory and Research
    * Social Policy, Politics and Disabled People
    * Disability and Development
    * Evaluation Research
    * From Conception to the Grave: Health in a Global Context
    * Contemporary Social Thought

    *Please note that module lists vary from year to year.

    Full-time students may take either three modules in Semester 1 and one in Semester 2, as well as the dissertation, or two modules in Semester 1 and two in Semester 2, as well as the dissertation.

    Part-time students have some flexibility as to when they take their modules, but we do advise candidates to consider the credit load between semesters. One pattern may be to take three modules in the first year, with two in Semester 1 and one in Semester 2. This leaves one module and the dissertation for the second year.

    Postgraduate Diploma in Global Racism StudiesAvailable on a 12-month full-time or 24-month part-time basis, the Postgraduate Diploma in Racism and Ethnicity Studies covers similar ground to the MA, but does not include the dissertation module. On the basis of a good performance in a full-time student's first semester, or a part-timer's first year, students initially registered for the Diploma may be transferred onto the corresponding MA.

    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.

    University requirements

    Program requirements

    If you wish to apply for our postgraduate taught programmes, you should normally hold a good honours degree (upper second class or first class) in a Social Science discipline, or an equivalent professional qualification. Relevant experience will be taken into account where appropriate.Candidates who have narrowly missed securing an upper second result may be considered on their merits. We also welcome applications for the Social and Public Policy programme from good candidates from the Humanities that are keen to enter the public or voluntary sectors, or who work in these fields already.Postgraduate diploma routes are available for candidates that do not wish to take the full MA programme. It is also possible to consider candidates for the Diploma who are not appropriately qualified for immediate MA study. Such candidates may be considered for subsequent transfer to an MA programme, depending on performance.Successful completion of a postgraduate degree demands facility in English. It is a requirement that essays and dissertations are well-written.Prospective and intending students whose first language is not English will need to ensure that their linguistic proficiency is adequate. They may need to undertake some language training in the University or elsewhere.Minimum requirements * Internet Based TOEFL: 92 with not less than 23 in speaking, 21 in reading, 22 in writing and 21 in listening * A minimum IELTS (academic) score of 6.5 with at least 6.0 in all components.The School keeps its requirements under review and may request a higher level of proficiency. The University of Leeds Language Centre can provide more details on your English requirements. The Language Centre also provides the Academic English for Postgraduate Studies pre-sessional course which is designed to help international students develop the necessary language and academic study skills required for successful study on a taught postgraduate degree programme.Pre-sessional courses start in September, January, April, July or August.Important information about language testsNew British government regulations state that an ... * IELTS * TOEFL iBT * or PET Academic... test score must be less than two years old when the University of Leeds issues a Certificate of Approved Study (CAS) to an international student that has been offered a place on a postgraduate taught programme.An international student requires a CAS in order to obtain a British student visa.What this means for youWhen you apply to one of our postgraduate courses, you must ensure that your English Language Test score will be less than two years old when we make a decision on your application. English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5 CAE score: (read more) Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IETLS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever. 60 (Grade C) TOEFL iBT® test: 92 IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

    You can find further information on fees at University of Leeds Postgraduate Fees and Finance.

    Information on Economic and Social Research Council Awards and School scholarships can be found at funding and scholarships.

    Information on Scholarships can be obtained from Scholarships at Leeds.

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