Class, Culture & Conflict: A View from The Inside (L4112A)

15 credits, Level 5

Autumn teaching

What’s class got to do with it?

From the Essex girl to Kate Middleton. From celebrities’ private estates to living on a council estate. From hunger pains to the hunger for social mobility – we explore contemporary social issues in relation to class in the UK.

During this module, you will:

  • pay particular sociological focus and attention to the minutiae of everyday life
  • cast your own sociological imagination upon the ways in which social class is lived and experienced in contemporary austerity Britain
  • turn an auto-ethnographic lens upon your own social positioning.


50%: Lecture
50%: Seminar


100%: Coursework (Portfolio)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 24 hours of contact time and about 126 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2023/24. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to feedback, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let you know of any material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: