New Msc Inequalities and Social Science – Applications Now Open

The School of Sociology and Social Policy is pleased to announce the launch of the new Msc Inequalities and Social Science at the University of Leeds.

This new masters programme bridges disciplinary divides to provide insight into the character, causes and consequences of social inequality and policy responses to it. In addition to offering an advanced understanding of rising material inequality, the programme encourages a critical, intersectional approach to understanding socio-economic stratification. The programme introduces students to cutting edge international research on global inequalities and social disadvantage, emphasizing a diversity of theoretical and research design strategies.

Students are able to tailor the programme according to their interests by choosing from a specially selected range of optional modules. It has a strong and innovative methodological focus, including traditional qualitative and quantitative approaches to the social analysis of inequality, as well as new approaches to data visualisation and analytics from across the social sciences (in close collaboration with the School of Geography).

The programme uses a range of teaching methods, including lectures, seminars and workshops, complemented by a range of co-curricular activities and events run in collaboration with the Leeds Inequalities Research Network. The interdisciplinary and dynamic nature of the programme equips students with critical, analytical and methodological skills, as well as in-depth knowledge that can be applied across a range of domains and contexts.

We are currently accepting applications and would be grateful if you could circulate this email to interested colleagues and students.

For further information about the programme and the School of Sociology and Social Policy, please visit our website:
Or contact our admissions team by telephone ++ (0)113 343 8056 or email

Transport in Development, University of Leeds

This course will consider the economic, social, financial, institutional and demographic characteristics of developing countries and their significance in providing the context for the development of transport sector policies in the global South. It will particularly focus on the interaction between the development policies of developing countries and the global development community, on such things as economic development, health, climate change and the role of private sector investment and transport policy.

The course will also cover a range of current and relevant topics including:

  • Road infrastructure investment
  • Social and economic impacts of rural road investments
  • Transport infrastructure finance including the involvement of the private sector and development partners
  • The roles of informal public transport and mass-transit within equitable urban mobility
  • Rail, ports and aviation development as part of Regional Integration.
    Transport policy and the Sustainable Development Goals

For further information please click here or email Frances Hodgson

Global Challenges in Transport, University of Oxford

This programme provides decision-makers from a range of sectors with the necessary skills and expertise to address the complex challenges of sustainable transport futures. The courses attract both early-career and senior professionals, as well as academic researchers. Participants are encouraged to take an active part in the sessions, which emphasise small-group teaching, critical thinking, and debate. You will be able to draw on expertise from different sectors and disciplines to develop new insights into the challenges you encounter in your day-to-day practice or research.

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