|Degree:||Master of Philosophy (MPhil)|
This one-year postgraduate course examines the techniques used by states and international agencies to manage peoples and conflict, their social and cultural impact and the responses they elicit. It applies a wide variety of sociological theories to racialization, gender, migration, ethnic conflict and peace-making. It is designed for people who work or wish to work in any of these fields, and/or who are thinking of PhD research. Students are taught to complete an independent research project on these issues
The course has three components:
i) Three core modules: Theories of Race and Ethnicity, Theories of Conflict and Research Methods
ii) Optional modules covering topics such as gender and race; racist and anti-racist movements; labour, migration and conflict; forced migrant and statelessness; the Israel/Palestine conflict; identity in Europe; and education and migration (Topics can vary from year to year).
iii) A 15-20,000 word dissertation researched and written under the supervision of a member of staff with relevant expertise.