2023/24 Taught Postgraduate Programme Catalogue
MSc Decolonial Thought and Social Theory
|Programme code:||MSC-DEC&ST||UCAS code:|
|Duration:||12 Months||Method of Attendance:||Full Time|
|Programme manager:||Dr Hizer Mir||Contact address:||email@example.com|
Total credits: 180
2:1 BA (Hons) in the Social Sciences, Humanities or related discipline
English Language requirements as directed by School policy.
School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:
School of Sociology and Social Policy
Examination board through which the programme will be considered:
School of Sociology and Social Policy Exam Board
Relevant QAA Subject Benchmark Groups:
At present there are no QAA Benchmarks relevant to this programme. However, the external reviewer for our existing programme has acknowledged the high standard of teaching, student support and expertise of the teaching staff in this area.
The MSc Decolonial Thought and Social Theory is a distinctive programme offering an exciting, interdisciplinary focus for the study of decoloniality and the various social and political problems it touches upon. Delivered in a modern, flexible and student-centred manner, the programme draws upon expertise primarily from existing resources within SSP. This creates a research-based environment that integrates an advanced theoretical agenda with a strong practical orientation. The programme will benefit immensely from SSP’s Centre of Ethnicity and Race studies which can provide a substantial amount of research and scholarship expertise to the programme.
The MSc explores how decolonial theoretical frameworks can be applied within contemporary social research. Students are encouraged to consider the positioning and relevance of classical and contemporary theory, including feminist, postcolonial and psychoanalytical perspectives, to an understanding of contemporary economic, social, political and cultural phenomena. Students will consider how the works of key authors in decolonial thought and contemporary social theory help us to deploy a critical epistemology to understand the rapid social change occurring around the world.
Delivered in a flexible and student-centred manner, the MSc Decolonial Thought and Social Theory allows students input into the construction of their programme of study through their module choices. In addition, students can engage with a scholarly community of research active academics to enhance the existing transdisciplinary strengths of the programme offering.
Year1 - View timetable
Candidates will be required to study 180 credits
Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:
|SLSP5240M||Racism, Decoloniality and Migration||30 credits||Semester 2 (Jan to Jun)|
|SLSP5250M||Decolonial and Social Thought||30 credits||Semester 1 (Sep to Jan)|
|SLSP5400M||Dissertation||60 credits||1 Oct to 30 Sep (12mth)|
Candidates will be required to study 60 credits from the optional modules below.
|ARTF5063M||Postcolonial Feminisms||30 credits||Semester 1 (Sep to Jan)|
|HIST5839M||Black Internationalism||30 credits||Semester 1 (Sep to Jan)|
|PIED5256M||Global Inequalities and Development||30 credits||Semester 1 (Sep to Jan)|
|PIED5547M||Popular Culture: World politics, Society and Culture||30 credits||Semester 1 (Sep to Jan)|
|PRHS5400M||Religion, Politics and Society||30 credits||Semester 2 (Jan to Jun)|
|SLSP5307M||Quantitative Research Methods||15 credits||Semester 2 (Jan to Jun)|
|SLSP5308M||Qualitative Research Methods||15 credits||Semester 2 (Jan to Jun)|
|SLSP5320M||Theorising Gender||30 credits||Semester 1 (Sep to Jan)|
|SLSP5355M||Inequalities: Exploring causes, Consequences and Interventions||30 credits||Semester 1 (Sep to Jan)|
|THEO5120M||Religion, Gender and Sexuality||30 credits||Semester 2 (Jan to Jun)|
|THEO5175M||Muslims, Multiculturalism and the State||30 credits||Semester 2 (Jan to Jun)|
Ideally candidates will choose 30 credits in semester 1 and 30 credits in semester 2.
Last updated: 19/05/2023 16:30:29
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