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The University of Edinburgh: Sociology and Global Change

Institution The University of Edinburgh View institution profile
Department School of Social and Political Science
Web http://www.ed.ac.uk/studying
Study type Taught

Summary

This programme provides core teaching in the ideas and approaches of sociology as applied to understanding social order and social change globally and internationally. It explores the local impacts of global processes, and the global impacts of local processes.

During this intensive, one-year programme you will explore these processes by developing your own research agenda, both in coursework and in a supervised dissertation project of your own choice.

The programme presents sociology as the study of a dynamic and globalising world, around such areas as:

  • environment and sustainable development

  • migration, refugees and displacement

  • the sociology of globalisation

  • gender, emotions, intimate and family life

  • global financial markets, economic sociology and global capitalism

  • social network analysis

  • social movements and global inequalities

  • human rights and citizenship

  • digital and global popular cultures

Who this programme is for

This programme will appeal to those concerned about and wishing to understand some of the key social problems and dynamics of our day. It is most suited to those seeking a thorough grounding in approaches to social research on global issues.

MSc

University of Edinburgh 

 


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