Advanced Studies in Global and Transnational Sociology, 80 op
Advanced studies will build a broad appreciation of current literature in a range of social and policy settings, as well as in-depth knowledge of a chosen area of research. Students will gain particular competency in using and developing sociological neo-institutionalism and world society theory. In addition, they will receive world-class and broad-based training on qualitative research methods. While these skills will be valuable to students in many careers, including further academic training, they will also be actively put to use in the Programme. Advanced studies will be research-intensive, and in addition to lectures by core and visiting faculty, students will participate actively in research seminars in all programme-specific courses. These courses will involve real-world, cutting-edge research examples, drawn from on-going research by active scholars in the School and international partners. Students will engage with the latest research in a number of important social arenas. Emphasis will be placed on the Master's thesis, developing a student's exceptional competence and contribution in a relevant area of choice. Throughout the course, students will be closely involved with the international Tampere research group on Cultural and Political Sociology, while also engaging with scholars across the Faculty of Social Sciences.