This interdisciplinary Culture, Diaspora, Ethnicity programme at Birkbeck, University of London stretches across the social sciences and arts and humanities and explores:
- histories and cartographies of 'race' and racism, multiculture and postcoloniality; empire and the formation of modern Britain and contemporary transnational political communities, social identities and urban cultures
- connections between histories of colonisation and contemporary social formations and inequalities in the UK
- how local debates on 'race' and racism are shaped by the global geopolitics of the twenty-first century.
Careers and Employability
Graduates include youth and community workers and workers for organisations and charities whose concerns include criminalisation and policing, domestic violence, refugees and asylum, human rights, homelessness, imprisonment and addiction. They also include barristers and solicitors, psychoanalysts, psychotherapists and psychiatrists, lecturers and social researchers in the areas of sociology, cultural studies, postcolonial studies, urban studies and social policy, teachers, film-makers, activists, curators, architects, novelists, poets, musicians, journalists and those working in the arts and cultural industries.
- 'Race', Racism, Postcoloniality
- Culture, Community, Identity
- A Confusion of Tongues: Illness, Language, Writing
- Aesthetics and Cultural Theory
- Contemporary US Fiction
- Freud in the world: psychoanalysis, literary writing and the legacies of history
- Magic, Science and Religion in the Renaissance
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
You are strongly advised to apply now, to ensure there are still places on your chosen course and to give you time to complete the admissions process.
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A second-class honours degree (2:2) or above in social sciences or humanities.
- On your application form, please list all your relevant qualifications and experience, including those you expect to achieve.
- Your personal details
- Your qualifications
- Your work experience
- Your personal statement
- Statistical information
- English proficiency
The application form
International10920 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 10920 GBP per year during 12 months.
National6020 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 6020 GBP per year during 12 months.
- Part-time home students, Year 1: £4515 pa, £1505 pa
- Part-time international students, Year 1: £8190 pa, Year 2: £2730 pa
Living costs for London
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