Groups and Identities in Everyday Life

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  • Level(s) of study: Short course
  • Study mode(s): Short course
  • Location: City Campus
  • Starting: 9 July 2018
  • Course duration: Two weeks

What you'll study

How does society shape our lives and how do we shape society? How do you apply psychological theory and research to understand ‘real world’ problems and different communities?

Week one – Applying Psychology to your Community

In this first week you will gain a deeper understanding of the psychological factors underpinning marginalisation of vulnerable communities as well as how the groups we belong to can both be the cause of, and solution to, societal challenges. You will consider how problems have surfaced in different communities and explore methods and approaches for addressing them.

This course takes a new social psychological approach to understanding issues of diversity and marginalisation which is rarely represented in psychology programmes, and so offers something new to those already studying psychology. Teaching is informed by the innovative real-world research being conducted by course tutors in this exciting field.

Week two – Sociology and the Everyday Life

This second week will provide you with a critical knowledge and understanding of the relation between sociology and the everyday life. It will encourage you to think sociologically about things that surround us and our routines. Your studies will concentrate on the city, in particular Nottingham, and will develop your own sociological view and analysis of everyday life issues through lectures, workshops, seminars and outdoor activities and visits.

During this week you will study social divisions and identities, how to think sociologically, classical and contemporary sociological theory, urban sociology and the city, tourism and gentrification, environment and social sustainability, modernity and postmodernity, neoliberalism and individualisation, and Globalisation.

At the end of this week you should be able to demonstrate knowledge of the core issues of urban life, reflect independently and sociologically on the real world, the city and its environments, and synthesise items of knowledge from different schools and disciplines of enquiry.

This course is a part of NTU Global Summer School, a programme of 2 – 4 week courses and social activities running in July and August 2018.

Tuition fee: £1,100

Credit information

On successful completion of this course you'll get 10 NTU credits (5 ECTS).

Entry requirements

You should have completed at least one year of undergraduate studies in a sociology or related course and have the required English language skills.

Ideally you will have a demonstrable interest and prior knowledge of the subject.

Related information

This course can be combined with:

The Transformational Leader and Global Goals in Block 2.

Please email us if you have any further questions about your course.

How to apply

Step 1

Download the application form and email it to us.

Please read the guidance notes or contact the global summer school team if you have any questions.

Step 2

The Global Summer School Coordinator will be in touch to confirm your place and send you instructions on how to pay for your course and accommodation (if required).

Step 3

If you need a short study visa we will give you an invitation letter. Please read these guidance notes about how to apply for a short term study visa.

Step 4

You’ll receive an email with the instructions on how to enrol when we've received your payment and confirmed your place on the course.

Complete your enrolment online.

Step 5

Your timetable and instructions about where to go on the first day will be sent closer to the course start date.

Please contact us if you are making a booking on behalf of a group.

English language requirements

As a guide, you should be a moderate user of English. For most courses you should be equivalent to an IELTS 6.0 level.

Please check the full list of English language requirements for the global summer school.

Application deadline

The deadline for applications is 18 June 2018.

Please email us if you have missed this deadline.

Please note that in order to run each course has to recruit a minimum number of students. Courses which have not reached this number will be withdrawn.

Apply today and start planning your summer in Nottingham.

Please read our notes on the University's commitment to delivering the educational services advertised.

Step 1

Download the application form and email it to us.

Please read the guidance notes or contact the global summer school team if you have any questions.

Step 2

The Global Summer School Coordinator will be in touch to confirm your place and send you instructions on how to pay for your course and accommodation (if required).

Step 3

If you need a short study visa we will give you an invitation letter. Please read these guidance notes about how to apply for a short term study visa.

Step 4

You’ll receive an email with the instructions on how to enrol when we've received your payment and confirmed your place on the course.

Complete your enrolment online.

Step 5

Your timetable and instructions about where to go on the first day will be sent closer to the course start date.

Please contact us if you are making a booking on behalf of a group.

English language requirements

As a guide, you should be a moderate user of English. For most courses you should be equivalent to an IELTS 6.0 level.

Please check the full list of English language requirements for the global summer school.

Application deadline

The deadline for applications is 18 June 2018.

Please email us if you have missed this deadline.

Please note that in order to run each course has to recruit a minimum number of students. Courses which have not reached this number will be withdrawn.

Apply today and start planning your summer in Nottingham.

Please read our notes on the University's commitment to delivering the educational services advertised.

Fees and funding

Tuition fee: £1,100

Further information on fees and funding

Tuition fee: £1,100

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