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.