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2024/25 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

SLSP1191 Identities and Inequalities

20 creditsClass Size: 180

Module manager: Dr Claudia Radiven

Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable

Year running 2024/25

This module is mutually exclusive with

SLSP1190Identities, Inequalities and Policy in Contemporary Society

Module replaces

SLSP1190 Identities, Inequalities and Policy in Contemporary Society

This module is approved as a discovery module

Module summary

Students will study identities and social inequalities as foundational dimensions of sociology and social policy, driven by the key research areas in our School. They will engage in contemporary policy debates throughout the module alongside key sociological ideas.


The module will:

- Develop understanding of the main sociological and policy perspectives relating to identities and inequalities

- Support students to contribute to informed sociological and social policy debates about issues relating to identities and social inequalities

- Develop skills in exploring topics covered using sociological concepts and approaches

Learning outcomes
On completion of the module, students will be able to:

1. demonstrate a familiarity with basic concepts, social implications and means of researching social identities and inequalities

2. evaluate the effects of social policies on different social groups

3. evaluate the appropriateness of different approaches to analysing inequalities

4. interpret and evaluate the underlying sociological concepts and theories of identity, inequality and social policy;


Students will explore policy and practice relating to identities and social inequalities. We will draw on examples related to our academic areas of expertise, with a strong focus on the lived experience of inequalities. It will engage in ‘myth busting’ on the rhetoric and reality of inequalities in 21st century society, with intersectionality as a key analytical lens.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
On-line Learning111.000.00
Group learning111.0011.00
Independent online learning hours11.00
Private study hours167.00
Total Contact hours22.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Students will receive formative feedback during tutorial discussions and at tutor’s open-door hours.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 10/06/2024 16:14:08


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