The Social and Cultural Theory programme from the University of Bristol addresses both theoretical and substantive elements of this cultural turn. The works of key thinkers within social and cultural theory (Pierre Bourdieu, Michel Foucault and others) are explored, while the role of cultural explanations within theories of race and ethnicity, gender relations and the sociology of religion (among others) is also given both theoretical and empirical consideration.
These issues are situated within the framework of analyses and critiques of wider debates and discourses in social and cultural theory on questions such as postmodernism, postfeminism and postcolonialism.
Bristol graduates are in high demand and have an excellent record of employment following graduation. Students of our MSc programmes go on to pursue varied and interesting careers.
Many sectors - such as the civil service, NGO and charity work - require an MSc and some volunteer/internship experience. Graduates from our programmes have gone on to work for Refugee UK, Shelter, Barnardos, Oxfam, Amnesty International, government departments and the European Parliament, among others.
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- Understanding Culture
- The Theory and Politics of Multiculturalism
- Interpreting Gender
- Religion and Politics in the West
- Religion, Ethnicity and Value Change
- Contemporary Sociological Theory
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- 12 months
- 24 months
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DisciplinesArea & Cultural Studies Ethnic Studies Sociology View 426 other Masters in Sociology in United Kingdom
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- An upper second-class honours degree (or equivalent qualification) in a relevant subject.
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International20200 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 20200 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
National9100 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 9100 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
- UK: part-time (two years)£4,550
- Channel Islands/Isle of Man: full-time£9,100
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.