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MSc in Inequalities and Social Science

Programme Code: TMINSOCSCI

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 must take courses to the value of three full units and a dissertation as shown below.

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

SO478 Social Scientific Analysis of Inequalities (1.0)

Paper 2

For students enrolled on the Atlantic Fellows Social and Economic Equity Programme:


SO4A8 Leadership and Social Change (0.5)


For all other students, one from:


MY421L Qualitative Research Methods (0.5)


MY421M Qualitative Research Methods (0.5)


MY425 Case Studies and Comparative Methods for Qualitative Research (0.5)


MY426 Doing Ethnography (0.5) #


MY428 Qualitative Text and Discourse Analysis (0.5) #


MY451L Introduction to Quantitative Analysis (0.5)


MY451M Introduction to Quantitative Analysis (0.5)

Paper 3

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


AN456 Anthropology of Economy (1): Production and Exchange (0.5)


AN457 Anthropology of Economy (2): Transformation and Globalisation (0.5)


DV428 Managing Humanitarianism (0.5)


DV455 Advocacy, Campaigning and Grassroots Activism (0.5)


DV462 Forced Migration and Refugees (0.5)


EU4A4 The Politics of Inequality and Redistribution (0.5)


GI415 Gender and European Welfare States (0.5)


GV4D7 Dilemmas of Equality (0.5)


GY413 Regional Development and Policy (0.5) #


GY459 Urban Theory and Policy in the Global South (0.5)


LL4CO Taxation of Wealth (0.5) #


LL4H8 Employment Law (0.5)


MC407 International Media and The Global South (0.5)  (not available 2021/22)


MC433 Technology and Justice (0.5) #  (not available 2021/22)


MG4D2 International Employment Relations (0.5) #


SO454 Families and Inequalities (0.5)


SO480 Urban Inequalities (0.5)


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


SO4C2 Racial Capitalism (0.5)


SO4C3 Social Mobility, Politics and Meritocracy (0.5)


SP410 Migration: Current Research, Critical Approaches (0.5)


SP413 Understanding Social (Dis)advantage (0.5)

Paper 4

SO497 MSc in Inequalities and Social Science 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.