University of Bristol

Contemporary Identities

The study of identity is a burgeoning area of sociological and cultural studies. Over a range of units, this programme provides an introduction to key themes in this field, with identity explored in both theoretical and substantive ways. On the one hand, there has been an exciting and innovative strand of work to explore and re-theorise the ideas of subjectivity and selfhood in the context of changes brought about by late modern and postmodern society. On the other, the question of identity has come under scrutiny within substantive areas of sociology, such as the sociology of race and ethnicity, the sociology of religion and the sociology of gender relations. There are also important discussions concerning the ways in which identities are recorded and observed, including debates over new narrative and other qualitative methodologies.

Course modules

Students on this programme will take a combination of mandatory and optional taught units within the School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies. Each unit is delivered over the course of 12 weeks and assessed by an essay (or equivalent form of written submission). The taught section of the programme is followed in the summer term by a dissertation. Visit our programme catalogue for full details of the structure and unit content for our MSc in Contemporary Identities. (http://www.bris.ac.uk/unit-programme-catalogue/RouteStructure.jsa?byCoho...)

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2018 GBP 6,800 per (Year 1) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2018 GBP 16,400 per (Year 1) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2018 GBP 6,797 per (Year 1) 1 Years
MSc Part-time September 2018 GBP 3,400 per (Year 1) 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Clifton Campus BS8 1TH South West

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