When choosing the Master of Social Science in Cultural Sociology with a profile in Law, Power and Social Justice you obtain a thorough theoretical and empirical insight into how the modern society is structured and organized by means of formal and informal rules and laws.
The profile is centered on cultural encounters within the legal system with specific focus on the meeting between citizens and the societal macro-structures characterized by formal rules, administrative procedures and the reduction of people into cases and numbers.
The profile builds on the three-year bachelor programme in Sociology and Cultural Analysis offered at Campus Esbjerg.
The profile Cultural Sociology in Law, Power and Social Justice consists of 120 ECTS, corresponding to two years full-study. The programme builds on the knowledge, skills and competencies achieved during the bachelor programme in Sociology and Cultural Analysis
The programme is offered in English.
The programme entails a range of thematic areas based on different sociological approaches to the description, understanding and interpretation of the various structures, systems, cultures and groups of society. The aim is to provide students with a holistic understanding of the development of the modern state.
The thematic areas frame the lessons at each semester in terms of an integrated package of theoretical, methodological and elective courses, all which encourage the interdisciplinary approach that characterizes the MSc Cultural Sociology programme.
The profile MSc Cultural Sociology in Law, Power and Social Justice is structured as a literature review supporting these three thematic areas:
First semester of the profile investigates socio-cultural perspectives on law, power and professions.
Second semester gives insights into how social control and political initiatives influences processes of institutionalization and clientisation.
Third semester sheds light upon cultural encounters within the legal system whereas fourth semester is devoted to writing the master’s thesis.
Forth semester the thesis will be written which has to be about a cultural sociological issue linked to law, power and social justice.
Access is granted to students holding a bachelor degree, which can be argued to be equivalent to the Bachelor of Science in Sociology and Cultural Analysis offered at University of Southern Denmark. Read more about the bachelor programme here
Students with a bachelor degree in one of the other Social Sciences (e.g. Political Science, Sociology, Anthropology, and Law) and from the Humanities (e.g. Communication, Religion, Journalism, and History) will be evaluated and decided by the Study Board.
Students with a professional bachelor’s degree (e.g. social worker, police officer, primary school teacher) will be evaluated and decided by the Study Board.
It is possible to supplement your degree with courses at the BSc. Sociology and Cultural Analysis before starting at the master programme.
Applicants must provide documentation of proficiency in English.
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