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A new urban sociology degree is being launched this month.
It’s called the Sociology of Imagination and will be taught online by the University of Surrey.
Its designed to train people to “take advantage of the power of the digital era to make sense of the complex world around us”, the university said in a statement.
It will be available for £2,500 ($3,100) a year, or £4,800 ($6,500) for a master’s degree.
There’s no specific deadline for the new degree, but it was announced in May and it has already received a strong response.
More: Sociology graduate, 24, who said he felt ‘uncomfortable’ in London says he was ‘scared’ about his career after being arrested at London airportFor more:Read more about the new university degree.
“There is a lot of work to be done to ensure that our universities and society are open to students from diverse backgrounds, and that our research is open and accessible to all,” the university’s statement said.
“We hope to be able to offer graduates a unique learning experience and career choice that allows them to make a significant contribution to the public realm.”
A graduate in the new program, who asked to remain anonymous, said: “I felt uncomfortable in London.
I felt like I was not valued for who I am.”
I didn’t feel comfortable in being able to say I was black, I didn’t want to be judged.
I had to go to work and the people that I was working with were all white, they treated me like I wasn’t part of their community.
“I felt like a foreigner in my own country, he said.
He said he had to deal with the racism that he had seen on social media and felt that it impacted on his mental health.
Read moreAbout 15% of the students in the UU’s graduate programme are from disadvantaged backgrounds and it is hoped the new graduate would become a valuable member of the local community.
The University of Southampton is also working on an ambitious plan to boost diversity within the ranks of its graduate students.
The university is currently in discussions with other universities to explore ways of further increasing diversity within its graduate programme.”
The success of the graduate program is partly down to our willingness to listen to and accept students from all backgrounds and all walks of life, and also our commitment to developing a wider range of people with the same skills and interests,” the statement said, adding that the university is looking at ways to ensure “we are more inclusive”.
The university is currently in discussions with other universities to explore ways of further increasing diversity within its graduate programme.