What's covered in the course?
The purpose of Black Studies is to foster innovative teaching, learning and research that addresses historical and contemporary Black social life, culture and political activism both in Britain and across the African Diaspora. There has been a long tradition of Black studies in the United States. The discipline originally emerged on US campuses during the 1960s in an effort to open up universities to a more diverse student body, as well as recognising the contributions of Black scholars and activists. Black Studies (Hons) course is offered by Birmingham City University.
However, in the UK, Black Studies has been taught more sporadically in higher education without having an independently named degree programme or disciplinary home. It is therefore important to recognise that Black Studies in Britain has also thrived within various local community settings in Britain and through forms of independent self-learning and activism.
Black Studies at Birmingham City University is an interdisciplinary subject that is committed to working with the wider community. The course aims to make a transformative impact upon society. Throughout the degree, we will engage you in the thinking and practice of contextualising your work within communities, and where possible, connecting you to projects and organisations outside of the University.
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- Introduction to Black Studies
- City, Community and Culture
- Understanding Society
- Black Intellectual Thought
- State and Society
- Sociological Imagination
- Black Political Activism
- Understanding Popular Culture
- Black Feminism
- Black Studies Methods
- Black Studies Placement
- Optional module
- Power and Inequality
- Black Arts Movement
- Black Studies Project
- Optional modules
- 36 months
- 60 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesArea & Cultural Studies History Political Science View 491 other Masters in Area & Cultural Studies in United Kingdom
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- BBC or 112 UCAS tariff points from A/AS Level with a minimum of 2 A Levels.
- GCSE English Language at grade 4 or above. Must have been achieved at the point of enrolment. Equivalent qualifications will be considered.
International13200 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 13200 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
National9250 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
Part-time fee- £6,200 per 80 credits
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