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You become adept at understanding the social and global societal issues that affect globalisation whilst also becoming a competent social science researcher.

Many people welcome the age of a global economy, mass communications, diversity, competition, goods and services anywhere any time, inter linked banking and investment systems, easy travel and trade and so on. Some people feel that globalisation comes at a price to society, business, social life, diversity at a local level but welcome the benefits of globalisation at the same time. This is a highly complex subject area which takes on every aspect of life as we know it in terms of political, economic, social, technological, legal, environmental aspects to life post the 1980s.

Within the context of one of the biggest challenges of the modern age the degree allow you to conduct social scientific research and understand the different aspects to globalisation which affect all of us and individuals in society. If you want to understand the complexities of social changes being driven by globalisation and the other dimensions this programme gives you in depth knowledge and ability to analyse all that is globalisation.

Your skills allow you to understand globalisation from all relevant perspectives to allow you to apply that knowledge in many areas of employment. You also learn to apply the attributes of life long learning from this subject. Careers include work in NGOs, parts of government and diplomacy, policy, journalism, teaching, business, academia and more.

Courses listed for the programme

Semester 1

  • Advanced Social Theory
  • Advanced Qualitative Methods in Social Science

Semester 2

  • Dimensions of Globalisation

Optional

  • Religious Belief and Practice in the Modern World
  • Quantitative Sociology: Philosophy and Methods
  • The Comparative Study of European Societies
  • Post-Conflict Justice and Peace building
  • Global Conflict and Peace Process

Semester 3

  • Dissertation in Globalisation

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Why study at Aberdeen?

  • You are taught by Christopher Kollymeyer, PhD from University of California where he was fellow in Global and International Studies
  • Aberdeen is at the heart of the energy industry and globally connected to the rest of the world due to this
  • Careers range from positions in NGOs, journalism, politics, publishing, teaching, business and academia

Where you study

  • University of Aberdeen
  • Full Time or Part Time
  • 12 months or 24 months
  • September

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