King's College London

Course Introduction

Areas of study on this programme include: comparative politics; democracy and authoritarianism; political regimes and regime change; military rule; social movements; citizenship and human rights; new institutions of accountability in Brazilian public security; Brazil's political, economic, and social transformation in the 20th and early 21st century. Urban and regional studies; São Paulo as a city'region and global city; inequality within 60 major cities in Brazil; the relationship between national strategies of economic development, spacial inequalities, and urban landscapes; the history of economic thought in Brazil; social networks and knowledge in developing countries' city'regions (India and Brazil). Brazilian film; the relationship between cinema and modernity in Brazil; film history and historiography; film and urban culture; Brazilian cultural theory and philosophy. Brazil in the 21st century; the geographies of religion and their connection to governance and globalisation; emergent forms of civil association relative to state'based rule; the relationships between drugs, violence, and death in contemporary urban space; governance in favelas; globalisation; the environment.

Start Date:

09/2018

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
2 years
Full Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD
4 years
Part Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD
2 years
Full Time
Master of Philosophy - MPhil
4 years
Part Time
Master of Philosophy - MPhil

Qualifications required:

  • Master's degree or, in exceptional circumstances a good Honours degree (2.1 or above) or overseas equivalent.