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  • Objectives
    This MA/MSc addresses key debates in the study of gender and sexuality from an interdisciplinary, cross-cultural perspective. Themes and methodologies are developed in depth from a range of viewpoints. You can examine diverse representations – for example in policy, film, advertising, literary and documentary materials – through a choice of option modules. These include modules in literature, history, media studies, sociology, law, politics, psychology and economics. You will also consider competing theories and approaches to gender and sexuality, and explore the ways in which these intersect with concepts of race, ethnicity, age and class. The degrees will deepen your awareness of how gender and sexual politics shape our understanding of the world and may contribute to your professional development. These interdisciplinary degrees are flexibly designed to maximise student choice and you may opt for either an MA or MSc route. Postgraduate Certificate and Diploma options are also available – please contact us for further details.
  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements Good second-class honours degree. Other relevant qualifications and appropriate professional training and experience are also welcome.
  • Academic Title
    Gender, Sexuality, Politics and Culture (MA / MSc)
  • Course description
    The programme is made up of two core modules, a choice of special subjects and a dissertation.

    All students take the core module Theorising Gender, and then choose between Masculinities/Femininities (for the MA route) and Gender and Politics (for the MSc route). You then choose from a range of special modules that vary annually.

    Options in previous years have included:

    -Gender and the Balance of Life
    -Culture, Community, Identity
    -Gender and Politics
    -Gender and Philosophy
    -Gender and Sexualtiy in Contemporary Japanese fiction
    -Signs of Masculinity
    -Transformations in Gender and Sexuality – Angela Carter, Margaret Atwood, -Jeanette Winterson
    -Gender in Modern Britain
    -Making Social Knowledge in the Long Nineteenth Century
    -Africa in the European Imagination
    -Queer Theory
    -Disciplining Sex – Sex, Sexuality, Society and Nineteenth-Century Culture
    -Lifelong Learning – Widening Participation and Social Inclusion
    -Law and the Body
    -Gender and Development
    -Psychoanalysis and Difference.
    -Workshops on research methodology and presentations of students’ research take place throughout the year.

    Seminars, lectures, workshops and presentations.

    Normally one essay per module; dissertation (15,000 words).

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