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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University of Sunderland

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    18-OCT-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Overview

Why does inequality exist and what can we do about it? In this theoretical and research-based course, you'll examine the major causes of inequalities in our world. You'll explore the nature of intersectionality, including how factors such as gender, sexuality, ethnicity, age and others come together and how certain groups face unique forms of disadvantage. You'll develop as a researcher and work out strategies that can be used to change the unequal world in which we live in order to help to achieve equity and social justice.

Take advantage of a broad range of optional modules which explore the nature of inequality further, examining topics such as: gender, activism and social justice, mental and physical health, sexualities and gender identities, media exclusions, childhood inequalities and socio-economic inequalities. We are proud of our ‘internationalising of the curriculum’ approach where topics explored will be from national to global in their outlook. Our modules have been aligned to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

You'll have opportunities to develop your own employability skills and depending on your chosen modules, to learn skills such as conference speaking, using social research software such as Nvivo and SPSS, writing a report for global bodies such as the United Nations, writing a campaign strategy for an activist movement and developing electronic resources such as blogs, podcasts and YouTube clips.

Why us?

  • A wide range of optional modules covering staff research specialisms in gender, activism and social justice, sexuality and gender identity, childhood, gender, socio-economic disadvantage and health inequalities
  • We have award-winning staff in the areas of equality and diversity and teaching and learning. Staff are active researchers in tackling inequalities at a national and global level

Career ready

An MSc in Inequality and Society creates a number of career options. Your expert knowledge of equality and diversity, data analysis and strong research skills will be highly prized by employers. You'll become a specialist in your chosen area of inequality, as well as other areas that you choose to study.

Many University of Sunderland postgraduates now work in the fields of human rights, equality and diversity, education, the criminal justice system, the private sector and business, international development, campaign work, advocacy and social research. Many of our graduates also go on to study a postgraduate research qualification such as a PhD.

Tuition fees

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£ 13,500per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Sunderland

  • University League Table

    108th

  • Campus address

    University of Sunderland, Edinburgh Building, City Campus, Chester Road, Sunderland, Sunderland, SR1 3SD, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    119th out of 123 2

    71st out of 83 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 209
    87 40%

    120th

    6
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    58 58%

    101st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.92 78%

    81st

    4
  • Entry standards

    / Max 177
    113 65%

    54th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    58 58%

    73rd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.90 78%

    65th

    17

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