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Culture, Diaspora, Ethnicity (Part-Time)

Birkbeck, University of London

Postgraduate Diploma On Campus
24 months
Duration
5075 GBP/year
2800 GBP/year
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About

The Culture, Diaspora, Ethnicity (Part-Time) programme at Birkbeck, University of London explores connections between interlocking colonial histories across the globe and our ordinary, local, everyday life here in contemporary Britain.

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Overview

This interdisciplinary Culture, Diaspora, Ethnicity (Part-Time) programme at Birkbeck, University of London  stretches across the social sciences and arts and humanities and explores: 

  • debates on 'race' and racism, multiculture and postcoloniality; empire and the formation of modern Britain and contemporary transnational political communities, social identities and urban cultures
  • the 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.

The Postgraduate Diploma allows you to explore your interests in these subject areas and enables you to progress to, and complete, the MA Culture, Diaspora, Ethnicity if you wish.

Highlights

  • The programme enables students from all backgrounds to pursue their own particular interests. It draws from postcolonial sociology and anthropology, history, cultural, urban, literary and psychosocial studies, philosophy and law and introduces you to different historical and political debates and theoretical perspectives in the broad multidisciplinary area of 'race' and racism, multiculture and postcoloniality.
  • Through our formal link with the University of São Paulo, Brazil, you can undertake an option module at the University of São Paulo as part of your programme of study at Birkbeck.
  • You will become part of a vibrant, stimulating and diverse intellectual environment, with access to our Race Forum, research centres including the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities, Birkbeck Law School Centre for Law and the Humanities and the Centre for Media, Culture and Creative Practice, and reading groups such as the Postcolonial Studies Reading Group.
  • Birkbeck Library has an extensive teaching collection of books, journals and learning resources in sociology, cultural studies, postcolonial studies, psychosocial studies and related disciplines. You will also be able to use the rich research resources nearby including Senate House Library, the British Library of Political and Economic Science (the LSE Library), the SOAS Library and the British Library. 
  • In the Research Excellence Framework (REF), Sociology at Birkbeck was ranked 13th in the UK.

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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • 'Race', Racism, Postcoloniality
  • Culture, Community, Identity
  • A Confusion of Tongues: Illness, Language, Writing
  • After the Ottoman Empire
  • Cultural History of War in Britain and America between the First World War and the Conflict in Vietnam
  • Cultures of Human Rights
  • Education, Globalisation and Change
  • Education, Power and Resistances

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

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.

Language

English

Credits

120 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Lower Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A second-class honours degree in social sciences or humanities.
  • Recent professional qualifications, relevant work/practical experience, or a lively interest in the subject area will also be considered.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    5075 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5075 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2800 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2800 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

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Due for update

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Check the official programme website for potential updates.

Culture, Diaspora, Ethnicity (Part-Time)
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Birkbeck, University of London

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