Decolonial Thought and Social Theory at University of Leeds - UCAS

University of Leeds

Degree level: Postgraduate

Decolonial Thought and Social Theory (Taught)

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Course summary

The MSc in Decolonial Thought and Social Theory offers an exciting interdisciplinary focus for the study of decoloniality, as well as the various social and political problems it touches upon. By studying this course you’ll be able to critically understand issues and debates around the world concerning the contested legacies and continuities of colonialism. You’ll be equipped to do this from epistemological, socio-economic and geopolitical perspectives. This course explores how complex decolonial theoretical frameworks intersect with the challenges and debates raised by social theories and key global debates. You’ll be encouraged to consider the positioning and relevance of classical and contemporary theory (including feminist, postcolonial and psychoanalytical perspectives) and investigate these in relation to the common issues surrounding economic, social, political and cultural phenomena. Supported by leading research centres The Bauman Institute and the Centre of Ethnicity and Racism Studies – and taught by expert tutors – you’ll have the opportunity to specialise in an area that supports your own interests and career goals. Our optional modules provide the opportunity to pursue further advanced research skills or specialise in social topics such as postcolonial feminism, global inequalities, popular culture and religion. By studying this course you’ll gain insight into the social change affecting our societies, and you will become equipped to consider decoloniality with a critical lens.


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Entry requirements

2:1 BA (Hons) in the Social Sciences, Humanities or related discipline

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.5with no less than 6.0 in each component skill
TOEFL (iBT)92with no less than 21 in listening, 21 in reading, 23 in speaking and 22 in writing
PTE Academic64with no less than 60 in any component

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Decolonial Thought and Social Theory at University of Leeds - UCAS