MA Global Racism Studies at Leeds gives you the opportunity to gain a comprehensive understanding of the concepts, issues and debates applicable to racism, gender and inequality.
You will proactively formulate hypotheses, and develop, implement and execute plans to test your ideas.
The programme encourages you to critically and creatively evaluate current issues, research and advanced scholarship within the field of racism studies.
If you want to ...
* explore the sociology of 'race' and the challenges of inequality
* examine migration and how migration reinforces racial and gendered inequalities
* develop a sophisticated understanding of ethnicity
* to examine the various conceptual and theoretical debates
... then MA Global Racism Studies* is the programme for you.
*Formerly MA Racism and Ethnicity Studies
Compulsory ModulesAdvanced Global Racism Studies provides a thorough and advanced level of skills and understanding in global racism studies. It examines pre-modern racisms, Western and non-Western racial modernities and post-racial debates and futures and includes study of contexts such as Russia, China and Cuba and regions such as Europe, the Mediterranean, North Africa and the Caribbean. It also explores anti-Gypsyism and many others forms of racialisation.
'Race', Identity and Culture in the Black Atlantic focuses on race, identity and culture in the Black Atlantic diaspora centring on the Black body in slavery, colonialism, independence and de-colonial thought as a site of political, aesthetic and philosophical contestation. It focuses on the contribution by intellectuals and political activists to this debate in the Caribbean (Fanons colonial psyche and Cesaires negritude, Rastafarianism and Garveys Back to Africa Movement, post- modern Blackness, Caribbean feminisms), Brazil (Candomblé, Afro- aesthetics, blocos afro), USA (Black Nationalism, Black Power, Black feminism) and the UK (the making of Black as a political colour, hyphenated identities, hybridity, African and Asian descent feminism).
Dissertation in Global Racism Studies allows you to tailor your own programme of training and research in consultation with a member of staff drawn from the department's MA/PhD supervisory panel. Through the dissertation, you demonstrate your ability to develop and complete an in-depth analysis, select and use appropriate research methods, deploy advanced theoretical concepts and relate a focused study to broader Racism debates and concerns.
Optional ModulesIn addition to the compulsory modules, you also choose two modules from the following list.
* Research Strategy and Design
* Liquid Sociology
* Quantitative Research Methods
* Qualitative Research Methods
* Issues in Social Policy Analysis and Research
* Debates on Disability Theory and Research
* Social Policy, Politics and Disabled People
* Disability and Development
* Evaluation Research
* From Conception to the Grave: Health in a Global Context
* Contemporary Social Thought
*Please note that module lists vary from year to year.
Full-time students may take either three modules in Semester 1 and one in Semester 2, as well as the dissertation, or two modules in Semester 1 and two in Semester 2, as well as the dissertation.
Part-time students have some flexibility as to when they take their modules, but we do advise candidates to consider the credit load between semesters. One pattern may be to take three modules in the first year, with two in Semester 1 and one in Semester 2. This leaves one module and the dissertation for the second year.
Postgraduate Diploma in Global Racism StudiesAvailable on a 12-month full-time or 24-month part-time basis, the Postgraduate Diploma in Racism and Ethnicity Studies covers similar ground to the MA, but does not include the dissertation module. On the basis of a good performance in a full-time student's first semester, or a part-timer's first year, students initially registered for the Diploma may be transferred onto the corresponding MA.
Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).
Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.
All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.
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