PGCert in Race, Media and Social Justice

Goldsmiths, University of London
3 semesters
Part time
Master's degree
Scholarships available

About this program

PGCert in Race, Media and Social Justice

The Postgraduate Certificate in Race, Media and Social Justice aims to offer a rigorous and academic approach to deepen your understanding of contemporary issues regarding race and ethnicity, in order to form your own interventions that can contribute to social justice and equality.

Aims of the program

  • Demonstrate an informed understanding of the complexities of race, social justice, activism and research;
  • Understand the formation of ethnic and racial identities in relation to social justice specifically the social ideals of equality, valuing diversity, and the right to live in dignity;
  • Understand how modern understandings of race and ethnicity are shaped by history and the legacies of empire and colonialism, as well as contemporary forces of commercialism and global capital;
  • Develop a systematic understanding of key theoretical approaches to race and ethnicity and media apply them to critically examine current debates on race, ethnicity and racism;
  • Recognise the media as a key site where understandings of race and ethnicity are simultaneously reinforced and challenged;
  • Develop the critical and analytical skills to identify, explain and evaluate discourses of race and ethnicity, particularly in the media;
  • Develop knowledge and/or skills that can be applied in a practical work context

Admission requirements

Applicants will normally have, or expect to gain a first degree of at least upper second class standard (or equivalent).

International qualifications

We accept a wide range of international qualifications. Find out more about the qualifications we accept from around the world.

If English isn’t your first language, you will need an IELTS score (or equivalent English language qualification) of to study this program. If you need assistance with your English language, we offer a range of courses that can help prepare you for postgraduate-level study.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Compulsory Modules

  • Race Critical Theory and Social Justice
  • Race and the Cultural Industries

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Program delivery

Three academic terms (September-June) equivalent to part-time study


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SE14 6NW London
United Kingdom

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