Not available in 2013/14
SO467      Half Unit
Race, Ethnicity and Migration in Britain (post-1945)

This information is for the 2013/14 session.


This course is available on the MSc in Culture and Society, MSc in Gender, MSc in Gender, Development and Globalisation, MSc in Gender, Policy and Inequalities, MSc in Human Rights, MSc in International Migration and Public Policy, MSc in Political Sociology, MSc in Race, Ethnicity and Postcolonial Studies, MSc in Religion in the Contemporary World and MSc in Sociology. This course is available as an outside option to students on other programmes where regulations permit.

Course content

Race, Ethnicity in Contemporary Britain; Race, Migration and the Legacy of Empire; Race and Migration post 1945; Race and Immigration Legislation; Race Relations and Equal Opportunities; Race and 'Riots'; Multiculturalism, Citizenship and Community Cohesion; Race, Religion and Securitisation; New Migrations and the Asylum Issue; Whiteness and the Rise of the Far Right.


20 hours of seminars in the MT.

Formative coursework

1 x 1,500 word essay.

Indicative reading

J. Solomos (2003) Race and Racism in Britain; D.P. McGhee (2005) Intolerant Britain? Hate, Citizenship and Difference; D.P. McGhee (2008) The End of Multiculturalism: Terrorism, Integration and Human Rights; A. Kundnani (2007) The End of Tolerance: Racism in 21st Century Britain; B. Parekh (2000) The Future of Multi-Ethnic Britain; N. Ali et al (2005) Postcolonial Peoples: South Asian Settlers in Britain; CCCS Collective (1982) The Empire Strikes Back; P. Gilroy (1987) There Ain't No Black in the Union Jack; P. Gilroy (2004) After Empire: Melancholia or Convivial Culture?; A. Brah (1996) Cartographies of Diaspora; H. Goulbourne (1998) Race Relations in Britain since 1945; C. Bhatt (1997) Liberation and Purity; M & T. Phillips (1998) Windrush: the Irresistible Rise of Multi-Racial Britain; H. Ansari (2004) The Infidel Within: Muslims in Britain since 1800; P. Fryer (1988) Staying Power: Black People in the British Empire; T. Abbas (ed) (2005) Muslim Britain; N. Finney & L. Simpson (2009) Sleepwalking to Segregation? Challenging Myths about Race and Migration; G. Lewis & S. Neal (eds)(2005) Migration and Citizenship (Ethnic and Racial Studies, Vol. 28, No. 3); A. Bloch (2002) The Migration and Settlement of Refugees in Britain; G. Dench & K. Gavron (2006) The New East End: Race, Kinship and Conflict.


Essay (100%, 5000 words) in the LT.

Student performance results

(2009/10 - 2011/12 combined)

Classification % of students
Distinction 20
Merit 42.9
Pass 34.3
Fail 2.9

Key facts

Department: Sociology

Total students 2012/13: Unavailable

Average class size 2012/13: Unavailable

Value: Half Unit

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