Places left on the MPhil in Ethnic and Racial Studies

EthnicracialDue to a number of deferrals, the MPhil in Ethnic and Racial Studies at Trinity College, Dublin is still accepting applications for 2009-10. Please consult their website

MPHIL IN ETHNIC AND RACIAL STUDIES, DEPARTMENT OF SOCIOLOGY, SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND PHILOSOPHY, TRINITY COLLEGE DUBLIN

The MPhil in Ethnic and Racial Studies, founded in 1997, is now in its tenth year. This unique postgraduate programme, which offers specialist theoretical training in issues relating to ‘race’, immigration and ethnicity in Irish, European and global contexts, is well placed in Ireland -where ethnic conflicts have been central to the construction of Irish identities. Although Ireland, traditionally a country of emigration, is increasingly an immigration destination, indigenous ethnic minorities, such as Travellers, black-Irish people and Jews, have a history of racialisation in the Irish context, despite the fact that only recently has racism become part of the political agenda with the immigration of asylum seekers, refugees and labour migrants since the early 1990s.

The MPhil is run by the Department of Sociology whose members have extensive research and publishing record in this area. Upon successful completion, this full-time programme grants students a postgraduate degree of Masters of Philosophy in Ethnic and Racial Studies. The 12-months programme begins in October each year, and consists of two full-year core courses, seven one-term courses and a dissertation. In addition, the programme hosts seminar series, workshops and international conferences.

The programme attracts an ethnically diverse international student body and our graduates play key roles in research and policy organisations in Ireland and globally; many have continued to PhD research.

Over the years the programme has hosted many key scholars in this area, including Prof Zygmunt Bauman, University of Leeds; Prof David Theo Goldberg, University of California; Prof Philomena Essed, University of Amsterdam; Prof Noel Ignatiev, Massachussetts College of Art; Prof Luke Gibbons, University of Notre Dame, Prof Howard Winant, University of California, Santa Barbara; Robbie McVeigh, Derry

APPLICATIONS AND DEADLINES:

We are still accepting applications. Applications for ALL taught postgrasduate courses must be submitted to Graduate Admissions online through www.pac.ie/tcd

For further details please contact:

Dr Ronit Lentin
Head of Department, Sociology / Course coordinator, MPhil in Ethnic and Racial Studies
Department of Sociology, Trinity College Dublin
tel: 353 1 8962766, email: rlentin@tcd.ie
www.ethnicracialstudies.net
http://people.tcd.ie/rlentin


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