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SO9C6 - Social Theory and Social Justice

  • Module code: SO9C6
  • Module name: Social Theory and Social Justice
  • Department: Sociology
  • Credit: 20

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

Social justice is a deeply contested concept and this module will explore the competing ways in which it is defined, theorised and practised in local, national and international contexts. You will be encouraged to think critically and expansively about the nature of social justice by considering its foundational claims and the historical and contemporary disputes that have shaped the development of this idea.

Timetabled teaching activities


Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
20 CATS (Module code: SO9C6-20)
A (Assessed work only) Task 1: Blogging (5 blog posts - total 1900 words) 50%
  Task 2: Essay (2100 words) 50%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:



Optional Core


  • Postgraduate Taught Social and Political Thought (L3P8) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught Sociology (L3PD) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught Social Research (L3PE) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught Gender and International Development (M9P7) - Year 2