Reinventing Political Culture

Students may also seek work in development, charities, non-governmental organisations and the environment, as well as the European Union and the United Nations. Dr Zeina Maasri works at the intersection of cultural studies, critical history and politics with a specialism in Middle Eastern Studies. Her research is historically focused on post-1945 struggles for decolonisation, transnational anti-imperialist solidarities and violent conflicts, as complicated by a global Cold War order. You will be introduced to conceptual, political and cultural debates concerning migration, cultural identity and racism in the contemporary global world. You’ll also explore these issues in their links to the longer history of Western imperialism and anticolonial resistance in contexts such as North Africa and the Middle East.

The second analyses the ways in which a European colonial worldview shaped the imagining of a global world structured along intersecting relations of race and gender. In year 2 you will choose two option pathways to follow for the rest of your degree – one specialist pathway from the named degree and one from the wider humanities programme. As well as the pathways, you’ll take core modules and start the research for your final-year dissertation project. Our courses are reviewed and enhanced on an ongoing basis in order to make sure that what you learn with us is relevant and that your course enables you to develop appropriate skills.

These are optional and are not required to pass your course but under normal circumstances we would expect a budget of approximately £150 per year will cover the costs of particular trips. Course books are available from the university but you may wish to budget up to £200 to buy your own copies. Entry requirements are in the range of A-level BBB–BCC (120–104 UCAS Tariff points), or BTEC Extended Diploma DMM–MMM. Our conditional offers typically fall within this range. And that’s not just while you are a student, our support carries on after you’ve graduated. Outside of your course, our Careers Service is here to support you as you discover (and re-discover) your strengths and what matters to you.

As a Brighton student you’ll have use of sport and fitness facilities across all our campuses and there are opportunities to play for fun, fitness or take part in serious competition. Mithras hall and Moulsecoomb Place are located on the Moulsecoomb campus, around two miles from City campus. You’ll be prioritised for accommodation in the halls that are linked to your teaching base, subject to availability. We have halls of residence across Brighton in the city centre, Moulsecoomb, Varley Park and Falmer. The facilities for making and designing, the theatre, galleries, workshops, studios, archives and the independent arts organisations based on site provide a unique and inspiring environment where creativity thrives. For a number of courses you will have the opportunity to attend field trips and off-site visits.

You’ll get to explore how issues covered in your course play out in practice and reflect critically upon how the concepts and theories you’ve studied inform, shape and are shaped by real-world organisations. Outside of the course you will have opportunities take part in subject-related conferences and events at the university, and to join the student-run Humanities Society which organises a busy annual calendar of expert speakers, debates and events. In your career you need a combination of knowledge, skills, personal qualities and relevant experiences – and you’ll get all of this from your degree.

It supports the executive by challenging assumptions, tightening up sloppy and lazy thinking where necessary, and drawing into the council the perspectives and insights of those individuals and groups which the executive may not have heard. The communal land reform in Namibia has resulted in a curious intertwinement of formal and informal spheres of governance. The formalisation of customary land titles reflects two efforts; to decentralise, and to prevent despotic behaviour of local authorities. Its core feature is the inclusion of Traditional Authorities, and integration of their laws, jurisdictions, and scope of local sovereignty into the national legal and institutional framework. While the legal frameworks state a clear legal subordination of the customary to the statutory laws, in reality, this demand is often ambiguous or simply impractical. Through our imprint ECPR Press and via the OUP Comparative Politics book series, we publish research by, and for the political science community.