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  • Academic Title
    MA Gender Studies
  • Course description
    MA Gender Studies
    Each of the Gender Studies taught postgraduate programmes is offered at both Masters and Postgraduate Diploma level. Masters students complete a 15-20,000-word dissertation. Diploma candidates do not write a dissertation.

    A completed Masters degree involves taking modules to a total of 180 credits over the period of study, normally one year for full-time students and two years for part-time students, starting in September. Modules are of varying length, and credits per module range from 10 to 60. The number of modules that a student takes therefore depends on the combination of modules chosen, given the modules' credit values.

    Each of the following course outlines relates to the typical pattern of full-time study. Different and more flexible patterns of study are, of course, available to part-time students.

    Programme Modules

    Semester 1 Either Feminism, Politics and Power*  20 
    -  or select another 20 credit gender module  
    -  Gender modules from a list of options  40 
    Semester 2  Gendered Bodies, Gendered Selves  20 
    -  Gender modules from a range of options 40 
    -  Dissertation module 60 

    *Students without the equivalent of degree-level knowledge of gender theory must take Feminism, Politics and Power.

    Examples of other gendered modules (20 credits each)

    -Independent Gender Research
    -Other(ed) Bodies: Anthropology of Gender and Sexual Diversity
    -Race, Ethnicity and Gender
    -Gender, Ethnicity and Crime
    -The Social Context of Women's Health
    -Modern Women Playwrights
    -Feminism, Poststructuralism and Psychoanalysis
    -Women, Literature and History in Interwar Britain
    -Gender, Class and Education
    -Language, Communication and Context
    -Family Matters
    -Sex and Gender
    -Gender and Genre
    -Research training modules (10 credits each unless otherwise stated)

    -Ethnographic Practice
    -The Research Interview
    -Survey Methods and Questionnaire Design
    -Philosophical Issues in Applied Social Research
    -Central Issues in Applied Social Research
    -Quantitative Data Analysis
    -Computing with SPSS
    -Qualitative Data Analysis
    -Research Methods in the Humanities (20 credits)
    -Language Training Opportunities

    Students on the Gender Studies Masters programmes can also opt to take a language training stream in French, German, Spanish, Italian or Postgraduate English for Academic Purposes.

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