Comments about Sexuality and Gender Studies MA (Pathway of MA European Languages & Cultures) - At the institution - Manchester - Greater Manchester
-make students fully conversant with the methods of scholarly research in a humanities discipline and the resources necessary for such research. -equip students for further study and research (MA only). -provide graduates holding a first degree in a modern European language or languages with the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of the literature and culture of one or more areas where these languages are spoken. -provide a thorough grounding in modern critical theoretical approaches to literary and cultural studies.
Entry requirements: The normal requirement for admission to the MA is an upper second-class Honours degree or higher in a relevant subject (or equivalent), usually the language(s) to be studied. The exception to this are the MA in Cultures of Migration, Diaspora, and Exile, the MA in Holocaust Studies, the MA in Performance, Film and Visual Culture, and the MA in Russian and Eastern European Cultures and Societies, which do not require a foreign language qualification, but do require an upper second class Honours degree or higher (or equivalent) in a suitable Humanities discipline.
Sexuality and Gender Studies MA
The MA Sexuality and Gender Studies pathway provides graduates with a first degree in a modern European language or languages with the opportunity to acquire specialist knowledge pertaining to the gendered aspects of the relevant culture or cultures. Course options range from women's writing (with a potential for comparison across French, German, Spanish and Portuguese), to medieval and renaissance representations of gender (in French), to contemporary cultural constructions of gender and sexuality in literature and film. It also provides a thorough grounding in critical theoretical approaches to literary and cultural studies, and makes students conversant with the methods of scholarly research in the humanities, and with the resources necessary for that research.
Students take the compulsory course units Critical Theory and Research Methods.
Optional course units available may typically include:
-Women in the 19 th Century Novel
-Turkish Women's Writing in German: Emine Sevgi Özdamar
-Bodies of Mystery and Imagination
-Gender and Sexuality in Contemporary French Cinema
-Gender, Sexuality and the Body in Modern French Life Writing
-Portuguese Women's Writing pre and post Revolution
-African Women's Writing in Portuguese
-German Women's Writing of the Classical and Romantic Period
Where interests are not represented in course units offered, but where relevant staff expertise exists, tailor-made Directed Reading course units can be designed.