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MSc in Cultural Sociology

The MSc in Cultural Sociology is a two-year master’s degree. The overall focus is on the cultural aspects of social transformation processes. The programme will give you a thorough research training which includes knowledge of different theoretical approaches and key debates within sociology as well as skills in use of both qualitative and quantitative methods for collecting and analyzing data.

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  • This Programme is offered in Esbjerg
  • This Programme is taught in English

At the master’s programme in Cultural Sociology we study the transformations of cultural identities and social relations in a context of globalization, migration, restructuring of the welfare state and the expansion of social media. More specifically, the program addresses changes in popular culture, body culture and gendered identities. We study how cultural values and the nature of social relations shape economic practices and how emotions shape politics and social life in general; we work with issues of change in rural life conditions and rural identity; we explore civil-society related topics and transformations of state-citizen relations; and we study the emergence and transformations of subcultures, countercultures and social movements.

Furthermore, the programme has a strong focus on classical and contemporary sociological theory and on both quantitative/statistical and advanced qualitative methods for collecting and analyzing empirical data. Our overall purpose is to enable our students to independently investigate and analyze processes of social and cultural transformations.

The Academic Study Board of Political Science, Journalism, Sociology and European Studies, University of Southern Denmark

Last Updated 09.05.2022