The MA in Gender, Management and Organisation is one of the very few programmes of its type in the world, thus providing a unique opportunity for students from within the UK and from all over the world. It is run by the Centre and the Nuffield Institute. Both are nationally and internationally recognised for the quality of their teaching and research.
It is an exciting and unique programme aimed at those wanting to explore the gendered nature of management and professional development and the way gender impacts on organisational life. It is suitable for students interested in critical understandings about management and organisation with a specific focus on gender, equality & diversity.
Gender, Management & Organisation is an exciting and lively area of scholarships bringing together insights from management and organisation studies, social and political sciences, psychology and philosophy in order to understand the dynamics of relations between women and men at work, in the past, present and future. The programme includes training in research skills designed to enable students to carry out independent research in future projects and in their dissertations (at MA level).
12 months full-time; 24 months part-time
Centre for Interdisciplinary Gender Studies
The Centre for Interdisciplinary Gender Studies (CIGS) at the University of Leeds is the largest research centre in Gender Studies in Britain, bringing together over 170 academic staff from twenty-seven departments across the arts and humanities, social sciences, medicine and healthcare studies. Research on gender and feminist scholarship has a long history at Leeds, and the University is home to many leading international feminist scholars. In the 2001 Research Assessment Exercise, research in the Centre was awarded a grade 5A.
CIGS has a lively interdisciplinary research culture and a friendly and supportive atmosphere, and offers an unrivalled environment for postgraduate study. We offer four taught MA programmes: MA Gender Studies, MA Gender Studies (Research), MA Gender Studies and History and Philosophy of Science and MA Gender, Management & Organisation. The Centre also offers supervision for the degrees of MA by Research, M.Phil and PhD. The Centre is recognised by the Economic and Social Research Council for the receipt of 1+3 and +3 studentships.
Students are encouraged to become involved in the wide range of activities which take place within the Centre, and to make use of the resources and opportunities available in the Centre’s `partner’ departments.
Members of the Centre collaborate across the disciplines in both empirical and theoretical research projects, and are involved in the ESRC Research Group on Care, Values and the Future of Welfare, which is based at Leeds (1999-2004). The Centre also runs an electronic discussion and news list, and organises regular social events.
What you study
On completion of the programme students should have shown evidence of being able:
* to demonstrate in-depth, extended or specialist knowledge of techniques relevant to the discipline or to demonstrate an advanced understanding of concepts, information and techniques informed by knowledge at the forefront of the discipline;
* to exhibit competence in the exercise of advanced generic and subject-specific intellectual abilities;
* to demonstrate an advanced understanding of techniques applicable to their own research or advanced scholarship;
* to take a proactive and self-reflective role in working and to develop professional relationships with others;
* proactively to formulate ideas and hypotheses and to evaluate these;
to evaluate critically current issues and research in the discipline.
* Show an advanced knowledge of key recent developments in gender studies and feminist theory;
* Possess powers of critical analysis of existing knowledge in the field of management and organisation;
* Show a clear grasp of gender studies and feminist theory as applied in management and organisation studies.
How you study
Our schemes are modular, and enable you to create your own MA package around certain core modules. You will study 180 credits in total. This breaks down into:
* Two core gender theory modules
* Three management & organisation modules
* One optional module
* A dissertation