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MSc in Culture and Society

Programme Code: TMCUSO

Department: Sociology

For students starting this programme of study in 2021/22

Guidelines for interpreting programme regulations

Classification scheme for the award of a taught master's degree (four units)
Exam sub-board local rules

Full-year programme. Students take two compulsory courses, optional courses to the value of 1.5 full units plus the dissertation as shown.

Please note that places are limited on some optional courses. Admission onto any particular course is not guaranteed and may be subject to timetabling constraints and/or students meeting specific prerequisite requirements.


Course number, title (unit value)

Paper 1

SO434 Cultural Theory and Cultural Forms (1.0)

Paper 2

SO492 Qualitative Social Research Methods (0.5)

Paper 3

Courses to the value of 1.5 unit(s) from the following:


GI402 Gender, Knowledge and Research Practice (0.5)


GI403 Gender and Media Representation (0.5)


GI410 Screening the Present: contemporary cinema and cultural critique (0.5) #


GI421 Sexuality, Gender and Culture (0.5) #


GY439 Cities, Politics and Citizenship (0.5)


GY479 Urban Transformations (0.5)


MC402 The Audience in Media and Communications (0.5)


MC408 Theories and Concepts in Media and Communications (0.5)


MC420 Identity, Transnationalism and the Media (0.5)


MY424 Advanced qualitative field methods for researching space and place (0.5) #


MY428 Qualitative Text and Discourse Analysis (0.5) #


PB432 Social Representations: Social Knowledge and Contemporary Issues (0.5)


SO426 Classical Social Thought (0.5)  (not available 2021/22)


SO471 Technology, Power and Culture (0.5)


SO475 Material Culture and Design (0.5)


SO477 Urban Social Theory (0.5)


SO479 Human Rights and Postcolonial Theory (0.5)


SO481 Class, Politics and Culture (0.5)  (not available 2021/22)


SO482 Topics in Race, Ethnicity and Postcolonial Studies (0.5)  (not available 2021/22)


SO490 Contemporary Social Thought (0.5)


SO4B6 Nature and Technology: More than Human Sociology (0.5)


SO4B9 The Sociology of Consumption (0.5)


Or any other MSc level course offered in the School, subject to the consent of the candidate's teachers.

Paper 4

SO493 MSc in Culture and Society Dissertation (1.0)

# means there may be prerequisites for this course. Please view the course guide for more information.

Note for prospective students:
For changes to graduate course and programme information for the next academic session, please see the graduate summary page for prospective students. Changes to course and programme information for future academic sessions can be found on the graduate summary page for future students.