Local Lives: Identifying Global Studies (0001F)

15 credits, Level 3 (sub-degree)

Autumn teaching

This module will introduce you to ways of understanding the changing world around us, drawing on the disciplines of Anthropology, Geography, International Development and International Relations that make up the School of Global Studies. It will also enable you to explore the interdisciplinary perspectives that arise from bringing these disciplines into dialogue with each other and with others in the Social Sciences.

In the Autumn Term, you will start by exploring how each of the disciplines helps us to better understand identity: each week we will look at different aspects of identity (such as class, gender and ethnicity among others), examining how our unique sense of self is shaped by wider social forces. We will also explore how each of the global disciplines differs and yet overlaps in their approach to the study of identity and intersectionality.

Teaching and assessment

We’re currently reviewing teaching and assessment of our modules in light of the COVID-19 situation. We’ll publish the latest information as soon as possible.

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 33 hours of contact time and about 117 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

This module is running in the academic year 2021/22. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. However, we are constantly looking to improve and enhance our courses. There may be changes to modules in response to student demand or feedback, changes to staff expertise or updates to our curriculum. We may also need to make changes in response to COVID-19. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: