Why do immigrants have higher unemployment rates and lower-paid jobs?
In the Master’s programme in Sociology and Social Research, you will learn to develop testable explanations of important social phenomena using state-of-the-art social theory, empirical research, and data analysis.
Radical changes in the local governance of social cohesion in many Member States of the European Union are the focus of LOCALISE's research on the organisational challenges of an integrated social and employment policy.
The programme’s international character offers you global perspectives on sociology topics as well as a broad range of research opportunities.
About 40% of our students come from abroad, famous international experts teach masterclasses, and you will have the opportunity to follow courses abroad.
They include speakers of Arabic, Bengali, Urdu and other Asian and European languages.
ANALYSIS: With researchers trained in journalism, philosophy and Islamic affairs, the CSC studies potential challenges to liberal society, secular democracy and religious pluralism, holding that these established liberal values make British society inclusive of diverse backgrounds, beliefs and traditions.
As a student on this Master, you will deal with major sociological research questions related to social cohesion (solidarity) and inequality.
Addressing these questions requires us to adopt an interdisciplinary approach.The CSC specialises in analysing the impact of different forms of Islamism on social cohesion.PUBLIC INFORMATION: To inform policy-makers, politicians, journalists and the wider public, the CSC publishes regular reports and holds seminars and other events exploring how best to promote tolerance, civic values and greater cohesion among Britain’s ethnic and religious communities.The report focuses on the organisation of encounters between welfare caseworkers and vulnerable citizens in daily practice. On May 12 and 13, the Early Stage Researchers Conference “Delivering integrated employment policies: cross-sectorial policies in practice” took place at the University of Bordeaux in France. The research in LOCALISE is geared not only towards the scientific community but also to policy-makers and administrators responsible for designing local social cohesion policies.The report finds that (1) the way individuals are processed depends to a large extent on the significance of bureaucratic procedures in an employment system; (2) the autonomy of… As the final deliverable of the LOCALISE project, a second European Policy Brief has been published under the title “How the governance of employment systems affects social cohesion: Lessons and local best practices from six European countries”. This event was held in the framework of the FP7 project LOCALISE, and funded by Ediburgh Napier University and the University of Bordeaux. For this reason, the six country teams have recently begun a series of “Local Authority Meetings” in which they present the research results of LOCALISE to the local stakeholders interviewed… LOCALISE recently completed its report on the “Individualisation of Social Citizenship in Europe”.Its emotional dimension refers to how cohesion is pleasing to its group members.