University of Bristol

Social and Cultural Theory

This programme provides an introduction to a range of debates within the so-called 'cultural turn' in sociological studies. Increasingly, sociologists are looking to the concept of culture as a source of explanation - and questioning - in their studies of contemporary social formations. The MSc in Social and Cultural Theory addresses both theoretical and substantive elements of this cultural turn. The works of key thinkers within social and cultural theory (Pierre Bourdieu, Michel Foucault and others) are explored, while the role of cultural explanations within theories of race and ethnicity, gender relations and the sociology of religion (among others) is also given both theoretical and empirical consideration. These issues are situated within the framework of analyses and critiques of wider debates and discourses in social and cultural theory on questions such as postmodernism, postfeminism and postcolonialism.

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 Social and Cultural Theory. (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 16,400 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2018 GBP 6,800 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 1 Years
MSc Part-time September 2018 GBP 3,400 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 2 Years

Campus details

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

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