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Ethnicity and Multiculturalism MSc

Ethnicity and Multiculturalism MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Multicultural Studies Community Relations Ethnology

Course type


Course Summary

This programme is principally concerned with explaining the importance of ethnicity and multiculturalism, 'race', racism, diaspora and communalism in contemporary societies. It has a particular focus on the nature of multicultural and multiethnic societies, the issues surrounding culture in a modern and postmodern world, and the growing public policy implications of addressing ethnic, cultural, linguistic and religious diversity within modern nation-states. It also examines the discrimination, exclusion, marginality and unfair treatment of minority groups, and the violation of their civil rights in different societies.

Bristol graduates are in high demand and have an excellent record of employment following graduation. Students of the MSc programmes go on to pursue varied and interesting careers. Many sectors such as the Civil Service, NGO and charity work require an MSc and some volunteer/ internship experience. Graduates from our programmes have gone on to work for Refugee UK, Shelter, Barnardos, Oxfam, Amnesty International, Dept for Education (including SureStart), European Parliament among others.

Different course options

Full time | Clifton Campus | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



Dissertation - Core
Theories of Ethnicity and Racism - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to hold an upper second-class honours degree (or equivalent qualification).