Gender and Women's Studies, M.A.

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    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
  • Tuition
    Tuition (Year)
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  • English (take IELTS)
  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding


The MA in Gender and Women’s Studies is a taught postgraduate degree which will deepen your perspectives on gender studies and feminism.

As a student on this programme you will gain a thorough knowledge of the key debates and authors within Gender and Women's Studies as well as the opportunity to develop specialist interests and key research skills. Core modules will take you through the intellectual traditions, concepts and politics which have shaped the evolution of Women's Studies inside and outside the academy, and will give you the methodological confidence to do your own research.

As a postgraduate student you will be with a member of the Centre for Gender and Women’s Studies at Lancaster University. This is one of the largest centres in the UK for feminist scholarship. You will join students and researchers from across the world who come to Lancaster not only to learn and carry out research but to meet other scholars and activists, to take part in seminars and workshops, and to absorb the ideas, insights and questions of world-leading feminist thinkers, creators and activists.

The following combined degrees are also available:

  • MA in Gender and Women's Studies and English

  • MA in Gender and Women's Studies and Sociology

Programme Structure

You will study a range of modules as part of your course, some examples of which are listed below.

Year 1


    • Debates in Gender Research

    • Gender, Sex and Bodies


    • Contemporary British Fiction

    • Postcolonial Women's Writing

    • Contemporary Gothic: Text and Screen

    • Victorian Literature and Other Media

    • Romance and Realism

    • Fusions

    • Writing the Nineteenth Century City

    • Women's Studies Research Project

    • Feminist Technoscience Studies

    • Beyond the Text: Literature, Image and Voice as Historical Evidence

    • Environment and Culture

    • The Social Life of Science and Technology: Theories and Debates

    • Social and Cultural Theory

    • Anthropology of Cybercultures

    • Research Projects in Practice: From Design to Dissemination

    • Contemporary Debates in Sociology

    • Methods in Science and Technology Studies

    • Critical Debates in Media and Cultural Studies

    • Gender and Violence

    • Capitalism and Crisis

    Information contained on the website with respect of modules is correct at the time of publication, but changes may be necessary, for example as a result of student feedback, or staff changes, or new research.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Study intensity Part-time, Full-time
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration part-time 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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  • An upper second class honours degree, or its equivalent, in Sociology or Gender and Women’s Studies (or related field).
  • IELTS: 7.0 or equivalent.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 14750 International
  • GBP 6500 EU/EEA

Part Time (per year):UK/EU: £3,250


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