The course examines the distribution of resources, opportunities, and life chances of different groups who have been categorised by their ethnicity and race, including those of white ethnicities too. It also recognises how individual experience is mediated through social class and gender (and increasingly faith/religion). The course is concerned with: (i) distinguishing key concepts in the field of ethnicity, race, and social policy including notions of citizenship and multiculturalism (ii) analysing different theoretical perspectives on ethnic inequalities in settlement patterns, education, employment and criminal justice, by focusing on the formulation, implementation and outcome of social policies in comparative contexts; and (iii) evaluating a range of policy approaches which seek to reduce inequality and racism.