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Race, Ethnicity and Postcolonial Studies

12 months
26600 GBP/year
12900 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This Race, Ethnicity and Postcolonial Studies MA programme at University College London (UCL) is unique. It surveys the history of race and explores the social and cultural complexities of racialised inequality and injustice viewed on a global scale.


This Race, Ethnicity and Postcolonial Studies MA programme at University College London (UCL) will equip you with a range of critical, theoretical and methodological tools. You will be encouraged and enabled to unpack and interpret these fields of conflict as well as to deepen your understanding of contemporary debates about racial hierarchy and inequality and their associations with other dimensions of power and conflict.


This programme approaches race and racism through a wide range of topics. It includes a mix of history, theory and politics in relation to racism, ethnicity and postcoloniality.

It provides you with a cutting-edge perspective on contemporary approaches to the politics of race and racism. It will introduce you to the knowledge, skills and methods that will enable you to develop your own specialised interests in this field both academically and professionally.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Topics in Race, Ethnicity and Postcolonial Studies
  • Race in Theory
  • Researching Race
  • The Caribbean from the Haitian Revolution to the Cuban Revolution
  • Histories of Exclusion: Race and Ethnicity in Latin America
  • Anthropology and Photography
  • The Politics of Health and Medicine: Race, Gender, Nation
  • Movement, Bordering, Race-Making
  • Black Europe
  • Postcolonial Cultural Geographies
  • Gender, Generation and Forced Migration

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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    • We recommend you apply as soon as possible. The programme may remain open if places are still available and will be closed as soon as it's full or by 30 June.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26600 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    12900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12900 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

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