Description

How we live with difference is the key issue of our time. Issues relating to race and ethnicity, whether immigration, Islamophobia, #blacklivesmatter, or media diversity, are at the forefront of public debate. The MA Race, Media and Social Justice will equip you with critical and theoretical tools to unpack and deepen your understanding of contemporary debates on race, ethnicity and racism.

Why study MA Race, Media and Social Justice at Goldsmiths?

  • Goldsmiths is a centre of pioneering critical race scholarship and you will be taught by leading figures in the field.
  • You’ll examine a range of different theoretical and philosophical approaches to race and ethnicity, including postcolonial and critical race theories, poststructuralist approaches, and theories of intersectionality.
  • The degree is underpinned by a focus on the cultural industries and you’ll learn to apply these theories to understand why representations of race and ethnicity take the shape that they do in news, film and social media.
  • You’ll expand your practical and academic knowledge of diversity in the media and other sectors through a series of industry talks from Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) practitioners working in the industry.
  • This MA is taught across two departments – Media, Communications and Cultural Studies and Sociology – that are recognised as world-leading in their respective disciplines.
  • As a postgraduate student you will join a thriving intellectual community at Goldsmiths, while learning the skills that you will be able to apply to a range of careers, from media, to policy, to charity/NGOs and other forms of social enterprise.

Study Details:

1 year full-time or 2 years part-time

Module Details:

Core modules
Race Critical Theory and Cultural Politics 30 credits
Race and the Cultural Industries 30 credits
Dissertation for MA Race, Media and Social Justice 60 credits

Option modules
You also take 60 credits of option modules from within the Departments of Media, Communications and Cultural Studies and Sociology, or relevant modules from other departments at Goldsmiths such as Theatre and Performance, Politics and International Relations, English and Comparative Literature and Anthropology.

Examples of modules that may be of particular interest to students on this course include:

Race, Empire and Nation 15 credits
Postcolonial Theory 30 credits
Race, Gender And Social Justice 30 credits
Music as Communication and Creative Practice 30 credits
Gender, Sexuality and Media 30 credits
Visualising Asia: Body, Gender, Politics 30 credits
Navigating Urban Life 30 credits
Cultural Studies and Geography: Speed, Mobility and Territory 15 credits
An(Other) China: Postcolonial Theory, Postmodern Concerns 30 credits
Palestine and Postcolonialism 30 credits

Student Destinations

The knowledge and skills you will graduate with from this degree will mean you are well-equipped to enter a diverse range of roles, particularly in relation to issues of equality, diversity and social justice. This could include governmental and public administration roles, NGO and charity work, policy work, and business and communications. Moreover, the emphasis on media will suit graduates interested in careers in creative and cultural industries.

Fees

These are the fees for students starting their programme in the 2020/21 academic year. Home/EU - full-time: £8640 Home/EU - part-time: £4320 International - full-time: £17070

Entry Requirements

You should have (or expect to be awarded) an undergraduate degree of at least upper second class standard in a relevant/related subject such as social sciences or humanities.

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