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.
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
-Sex and Gender
-Gender and Genre
-Research training modules (10 credits each unless otherwise stated)
-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.