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Black HumanitiesClifton Campus
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Location: Clifton Campus
Study mode full-time
Start Date: 2020/09/01
Duration: 12 months
Intl fees: £20000
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This unique interdisciplinary MA programme offers you the opportunity to study Black humanities through a critical engagement with histories, philosophies, literature and the arts relating to local and global Black and diasporic communities. It provides an opportunity to study the legacies of Atlantic slavery, using Bristol as a case study, alongside broader enquiries into current debates in Black histories, philosophy, anthropology, modern languages, film, literature, music and art history.The programme will equip you with relevant research skills, and enable you to explore different intellectual and cultural histories and theories across transnational boundaries. Through the degree, you will gain an interdisciplinary and inclusive engagement with Black intellectual history across a range of periods and locations. You will be encouraged to engage constructively with some of the many different ways in which Black identities have been understood, ranging from a focus on communities of Africa and the African diaspora, to inclusive conceptions of political blackness in Britain.Within the Faculty of Arts, the MA is supported by the Centre for Black Humanities, an international hub for pioneering research on topics from UK hip-hop to ethics and social justice. Beyond the University, the city has a long and complex maritime history and an important historical connection to the slave trade. Embedded in the city's diverse cultural scene, students are encouraged to engage with the local resources and events open to them, from the city's contemporary art galleries, concert halls and independent cinemas to its many community-based and cultural groups.
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To be considered for admission to this programme, applicants are required to hold/achieve a minimum of an upper second-class honours degree (or international equivalent) in an arts, humanities or social sciences discipline. Non-traditional qualifications/routes may also be considered.
IELTS: 6.5 (6.5 or more every band)
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About this university
There is a wealth of information and assistance available for international students that start from the point of thinking about attending Bristol. The website has a range of country-specific information as well as general information about the application process. The university also takes part in the Erasmus program and has specific information about it. The International Office is available once students arrive at the university to help with matter such as visas and immigration paperwork and English language studies. This is ideal for those to whom English isn't a first language. They can even help with students seeking work between their studies and for those seeking work after their courses are finishing. The Student Union at the university is found in Queen's Road and is a founding member of the National Union of Students, meaning it is one of the oldest in the country. There are around 300 different clubs and societies to become involved with outside the classroom so there is always something for all tastes. There are volunteering opportunities as well as fundraising groups and those involved with sports. For less formal settings, there are also get active clubs and get green societies. As well as the many organisations and clubs on offer, the union is also responsible for the two student media outlets, the radio station and newspaper. It organises the annual fresher's fair as well as various community groups and large entertainment events.