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MA Culture, Society and Globalisation

University of York
Program overview
1 year
Full time
Master's degree
Start dates
September 2022

September 2022

September 2023

September 2023

Program description

MA Culture, Society and Globalisation

Discover how societies and cultures across the world are becoming increasingly connected.

On this course, you'll learn how people are shaped by their nationality, gender and ethnicity and explore the global effects of culture transformation.

You'll look into how social media impacts society on a global scale, and what this means for people's lives and identities. You'll also develop advanced research skills to help you design studies, interpret findings and critically evaluate data.

Admission requirements

Undergraduate degree -A degree in a relevant social sciences or humanities discipline. Candidates with other backgrounds and relevant experience may be admitted following an interview. Alternatively, we may accept a 2:2 undergraduate degree supported by at least one year of relevant work experience.

English language

If English isn't your first language you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. We accept the following qualifications:

  • IELTS: 6.5, minimum 6.0 in each component
  • PTE Academic: 61, minimum 55 in each component
  • C1 Advanced and C2 Proficiency: 176, minimum 169 in each component
  • TOEFL: 87, minimum of 21 in each component
  • Trinity ISE III: Merit in all requirements
  • Duolingo: 110, minimum 100 in all other components

For more information about admission requirements, please contact the provider.

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Program content

Core modules

  • Culture, Society and Globalisation 1: Theories and Developments
  • Culture, Society and Globalisation 2: Inequalities and Practices
  • Research Design
  • Understanding Social Medias

Option modules

Choose two options from the following list:

  • Themes and Issues in Contemporary Sociology
  • Social Media, Data and Society
  • Conflict and Development
  • New Security Challenges
  • Feminism and Sexuality
  • Intercultural Communication in Education

You may replace one of these modules with an elective module from another department.

Tuition fees

  • UK (home) fees: £8,440 per year
  • International and EU fees: £18,700 per year


Transferable skills

  • Data analysis
  • Critical reasoning
  • Social media and social research
  • Awareness of social transformation and cross-cultural difference

Career opportunities

  • Social research organisations and marketing
  • Media
  • Art
  • Heritage and leisure
  • Management and organisations, especially international companies

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University of York

Founded on principles of excellence, equality and opportunity for all, the University of York opened in 1963 with just 230 students. Since then we have become one of the world's leading universities, carving out a reputation as an academic powerhouse...

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University of York

YO10 5DD York
United Kingdom

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