This programme examines equality and human rights in a social context, empirically and theoretically, while also providing advanced training in sociology and social science research methodology to fulfill Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC) postgraduate research training requirements.
Why this programme
◾You will examine key debates and theories concerning equality and human rights and how they have influenced social policy and practice, develop a critical understanding of sociology and gain skills in quantitative and qualitative research methods. ◾You are taught research methods by expert staff from many disciplines within the College of Social Sciences. This means you benefit from a range of specialist knowledge and methodology. ◾This degree is taught jointly with the MSc in Equality and Human Rights. It has a stronger focus on the subject, with less emphasis on research methods.
You will take five core and one optional course as well as complete a dissertation.
Core courses ◾Advanced qualitative methods ◾Equality and human rights ◾Qualitative methods ◾Quantitative data analysis ◾Research design.
Optional courses ◾A public social science ◾Class and stratification ◾Gender relations ◾Improving health and social outcomes ◾Racism and modernity ◾Sexualities and society ◾The disabling society.
The programme will provide you with initial expertise in equality and human rights as a foundation for a professional or research career.