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  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements Language Requirement: * IELTS: 6.0 overall, with not less than 5.5 in listening and reading, and not less than 5.0 in speaking and writing. * TOEFL (paper-based test): 550, with 4.0 on the Test of Written English (TWE) (we recommend that you take the TWE if you take the paper-based form of TOEFL). * TOEFL (computer-based test): 220, with 4.0 on the essay rating included in this test. Academic Requirements: * A good second class Honours degree or equivalent. Relevant work experience is viewed positively, and is taken into account particularly for candidates whose first degree is slightly below our requirement.
  • Academic Title
    Activism and Social Change MA / PGDip / PGCert
  • Course description
    The MA in Activism and Social Change (ASC) is a new Masters programme within the School of Geography at the University of Leeds, UK. It is an innovative, original and timely interdisciplinary programme of critically-engaged research-led teaching and participatory study that responds to a growing call to bring closer together the worlds of academia and progressive social campaigning.

    It is focused on acquiring skills for campaigning and action planning, theoretical approaches to radical ideas, as well learning from the backgrounds, histories and potentials of groups involved in social change. The programme has a strong focus on practitioner engagement and those working in campaigning.

    Duration
    Part-time 24 Months, Full-time 12 Months

    What you study
    Modules for the MA in Activism and Social Change include:

    -Qualitative and quantitative methods training (30 credits)
    -Spaces of Radical Thought (15 Credits)
    -Researching for Social Change (15 Credits)
    -Empire and Resistance (15 Credits)
    -Campaigning for Social Change (15 Credits)
    -Autonomous Futures (30 Credits)
    -Action Research Dissertation (60 Credits)

    How you study
    The programme uses a mix of traditional and innovative teaching and assessment methods which include:

        * Essays
        * Action Research Dissertation based on a Campaign placement
        * Course spokescouncils and roundtable discussions
        * Tutorials
        * Action planning sessions
        * Reflective portfolio workM

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