You will take the core course, and at least one methods course. All students who are expecting to study for PhDs will be strongly encouraged to do additional methods courses.
In addition, you will choose options to the value of one and a half units from an approved list of courses from the contributing departments, all of which have been chosen to showcase the expertise of these departments in the area of inequality.
You will also complete a dissertation of up to 10,000 words on a subject of interest related to the courses. You will choose your topic in conjunction with your academic adviser. It can be empirical or theoretical in its approach, and can be an inter-disciplinary inquiry or a dissertation potentially located in any of the disciplines involved in this MSc.
Atlantic Residential Fellowship students will also take an additional course called Leadership and Social Change.
(* denotes half unit)
Social Scientific Analysis of Inequalities
Considers how the issue of inequality is examined in the disciplines of economics, geography, media and communications, social anthropology, social policy and sociology.
Introduction to Quantitative Analysis*
Examines the foundations of descriptive statistics and statistical estimationand inference.
Qualitative Research Methods*
Presents the fundamentals of qualitative research methods and prepares you to design, carry out, report, read and evaluate qualitative research projects.
This interdisciplinary course equips students with a practical understanding of how to do, and to think about, contemporary ethnography.
An independent research project of 10,000 words on a subject of interest related to the courses.
For the most up-to-date list of optional courses please visit the relevant School Calendar page.
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