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
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , National
- Apply before , International
DisciplinesArea & Cultural Studies Ethnic Studies Sociology View 567 other Masters in Sociology in United Kingdom
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- An upper second-class honours degree (or international equivalent). Degrees from all disciplines are considered.
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International21200 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 21200 GBP per year during 12 months.
National9600 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9600 GBP per year during 12 months.
- UK: part-time (two years) £4,800
Living costs for Bristol
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.