2016/17 Taught Postgraduate Programme Catalogue
MA Social and Political Thought
|Programme code:||MA-SOC&PT-F||UCAS code:|
|Duration:||12 Months||Method of Attendance:||Full Time|
|Programme manager:||Austin Harrington||Contact address:||firstname.lastname@example.org|
Total credits: 180
- 2:1 BA (Hons) in the Social Sciences or related discipline
- English Language requirements as directed by School policy.
School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:
Sociology & Social Policy
Examination board through which the programme will be considered:
Sociology & Social Policy
This new programme will have considerable advantage over its market competitors as it is being launched as a part of the new Bauman Institute research and teaching centre dedicated to addressing key social problems that affect rapidly changing societies across the globe. The Institute will be established in honour of Leeds's Emeritus Professor, Zygmunt Bauman, whose work on international social change and the global impact of major social issues such as consumption, security and insecurity, and ethics is internationally renowned.
As such, the international profile of the Institute, evidenced by Professor Bauman's global reputation, as well as recent collaborative work the Council of Europe, and EKT activities in Italy and South Korea, as well as the Institute's global online network will offer a clear and distinctive quality to the new programme within international markets, as evidenced by burgeoning interest in the Institute from across the world.
The aspiration is that, given the necessary time for any new programme to develop, the Bauman Institute will become the world-leading centre for sociology and social theory, with its PG programmes translating expertise into teaching practice and helping to recruit higher levels of international PGTs than is presently the case.
As such, the new programme will help to meet identified strategic priorities at all levels, and specifically to:
- increase the impact of international activities in the School, Faculty and University (T1, T4);
- provide an exceptional student experience by exposing students to international research leaders on two new MA programmes that will translate research excellence into teaching practice (T6, T8).
Furthermore given the present discussion about the possibility of developing an inter-disciplinary dimension to the new programme through a relationship with POLIS, there is an emerging aspiration also to impact positively upon the research culture of the University by offering an exciting and interdisciplinary focus for the study of key social and political problems.
If this aspiration is realised, the new programme will be a significant addition to the existing portfolio, specifically by offering a further inter-disciplinary PG programme to students within the Faculty.
Year 1 - View timetable
Candidates will be required to study 180 credits
Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:
|SLSP5141M||Contemporary Social Thought||30 credits||Semester 1|
|SLSP5143M||Critical Theory||30 credits||Semester 2|
|SLSP5145M||Dissertation (Social and Political Thought)||60 credits||1 Jan to 30 Sep|
Candidates will be required to study 60 credits from the following optional modules:
|GEND5102M||Theorising Gender||30 credits||Semester 1|
|SLSP5102M||Research Strategy and Design||30 credits||Semester 1|
|SLSP5110M||Quantitative Research Methods||30 credits||Semester 2|
|SLSP5111M||Qualitative Research Methods||30 credits||Semester 2|
|SLSP5113M||Advanced Racism and Ethnicity Studies||30 credits||Semester 2|
|SLSP5117M||Issues in Social Policy Analysis and Research||30 credits||Semester 1|
|SLSP5121M||Fundamental Issues in Sociological Research||30 credits|
|SLSP5142M||Globalization and International Social Change||30 credits||Semester 2|
|SLSP5144M||Liquid Sociology||30 credits||Not running in 201617|
|SLSP5148M||Researching Care in Comparative Perspective||30 credits||Not running in 201617|
|SLSP5233M||Evaluation Research||30 credits||Semester 2|
|SLSP5234M||From Conception to the Grave: Health in a Global Context||30 credits||Not running in 201617|
|SLSP5235M||'Race', Identity and Culture in the Black Atlantic||30 credits||Not running in 201617|
|SLSP5360M||Researching Inequality in the Media||30 credits||Semester 2|
|SLSP5370M||Reality TV: Truth or Fiction?||30 credits||Semester 2|
|SLSP5414M||Debates on Disability Theory and Research||30 credits||Semester 1|
Last updated: 22/07/2016
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