University of Bristol

University of Bristol

Social and Cultural Theory

This programme provides an introduction to a range of debates located 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. Both theoretical and substantive elements of this cultural turn are addressed. Therefore, 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.

Entry requirements

An upper second-class honours degree or equivalent qualification.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,100 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,100 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 15,500 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,100 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,100 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,100 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,050 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,050 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,050 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,050 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,050 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,050 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,050 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,050 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,050 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,050 per Year 1 (England) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Tyndall Avenue, Bristol Bristol BS8 1TH South West

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