Old Aberdeen Campus
This programme explores political activism, movements and campaigns, from community-based action to global movements like Me Too and Black Lives Matter. It examines how and why campaign activism is on the rise, the forms it takes, and the factors that determine success or failure in a rapidly changing world.
This is a programme for all those interested in the links between political activism, campaigns, and policy change. How do campaigns, from community-led initiatives to high-profile global movements like Me Too and Black Lives Matter, effect real change?
We live in an era of political activism and public protest. In recent decades, traditional political parties and politicians have become widely maligned, and established democracies have experienced a growth in alternative forms of political participation. These include micro-activism like the signing of online petitions orchestrated on social media, support for non-governmental organisations, and taking part in mass street protests and marches.
Applicants for admission will normally be expected to hold a relevant Honours degree with a 2:1 standard from a recognised university or body.
Applicants without this qualification may be admitted subject to having an alternative qualification, or an approved level of work experience appropriate to the field of study. Also taken into careful consideration is the trajectory of results, an applicant without an overall 2.1 but with 2.1 results in their final two years of study may be admitted.
Arts and Social Sciences