MA Global Genders
is available on a 12-month full-time or a 24-month part-time basis. The course has five modules: four compulsory, with either one or two elective.
provides you with the opportunity to focus on researching gender with a particular emphasis on feminist research practices. In exploring a range of disciplinary perspectives, you will focus on epistemological, methodological and ethical considerations. In particular, the course looks at these considerations with relation to research design and methods.
The module also encourages you to think beyond disciplinary boundaries and develop an understanding of the possibilities of interdisciplinary research. You will critically analyse research practice from a gender and feminist perspective, review and appraise research findings, and synthesise information and knowledge from a range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary sources and perspectives.
provides you with a range of critical perspectives on theorising genders in different geographical spaces. You will consider inequality among and between peoples rather than looking at traits embodied in all non-Western, non-white peoples and cultures.
You will also examine the term 'global' in relation to an analysis of economic, political, ideological and cultural processes within a post-colonial era that foregrounds the operations of nation, 'race', class, ethnicity, gender, heterosexism and capitalism.
Gender, Globalisation and Development
critically examines key issues in globalisation from a gender perspective. You will examine industrialisation, employment, livelihood strategies, migration and key development issues such as gender-based violence, climate and environmental change, education and literacy, from different regional perspectives.
You then take either the Dissertation or Research Project module .
allows you to tailor your own programme of training and research in consultation with a member of staff drawn from the centre's MA/PhD supervisory panel.
Through the dissertation, you demonstrate your ability to develop and complete an in-depth analysis, select and use appropriate research methods, deploy advanced theoretical concepts and relate a focused study to broader debates and concerns.
allows you to explore an aspect of gender relations in society, either contemporary or historical, through the production of a piece of empirical research.
In addition to the compulsory modules, you also choose either one or two modules from the following list.
- Post-colonial Representations
- Genders in America
- Postcolonial Cultures of Encounter and Settlement
- Que(e)rying Sexualities
- Gender, Race and Culture
- Contested Bodies
- Gender, Communications and Popular Culture
- German Cinema Into the New Millenium
- Gender and Development 2: Social Institutions; Organisations; Gender Aware Planning
- Race, Gender and Migration
- Identity, Ethnicity and 'Race' in the Luso-Hispano World
- Identity in Chicano/a Literature and Film
- The Regulation of Sexuality in Spain and Latin America
- Contemporary Issues in Religion and Gender
- Religion, Politics and Society in Colonial and Postcolonial South Asia
For more information about both the compulsory and elective modules, please consult the module catalogue
Full-time students may take either three modules in Semester 1 and one in Semester 2, as well as the dissertation, or two modules in Semester 1 and two in Semester 2, as well as the dissertation.
Part-time students have some flexibility as to when they take their modules, but we do advise candidates to consider the credit load between semesters. One pattern may be to take three modules in the first year, with two in Semester 1 and one in Semester 2. This leaves one module and the dissertation for the second year.