Research course

Multicultural life, citizenship, difference, political conflict and social divisions

Open University · Department of Sociology

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:1 (or equivalent) and an MA or MSc

Months of entry


Course content

Work in this area examines identities of racialisation, racisms, religion, ethnicity; migration and mobilities; sexual identities, gendered identities and practices and class and culture.

Recent research includes work on:

  • diaspora and cultural production
  • media, diaspora and transnationalism
  • sport and race
  • migration, citizenship and families
  • theorising migration and racism
  • religion and gender
  • faith in the city.

Potential research projects

For guidance on choosing a research project, please visit the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Research website. Information there will help you identify and articulate your research project, and tells you who to contact to discuss it before writing your proposal and submitting an application.

Potential supervisors

Fees and funding

Please see The Open University website

Qualification and course duration


part time
72 months
full time
36 months
distance learning
variable months


part time
24 months
full time
15 months
distance learning
variable months

Course contact details

Discipline Convenor
+44 (0)1908 653947