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The Centre for Gender and for Women's Studies offers a range of single and combined MA programmes which can be taken full-time over one year or part-time over two years (please, see below). All these MAs address key contemporary concerns along with a thorough introduction to and exploration of feminist intellectual traditions. You will learn about debates within Gender and Women's Studies and how to pursue your own concerns. You will develop skills in relevant research methods as well as knowledge of intellectual concepts.
The MA Women's Studies programme is cross-disciplinary. The programmes are taught by academics from several departments who are strongly committed to Gender and Women's Studies and are actively engaged in exciting research which integrates concerns about gender, power and difference with work in Cultural Studies, English, Environmental Policy, Health Studies, History, Management, Politics, Religious Studies, Science Studies, Sociology and Theatre Studies. Whichever programme you choose you will gain an understanding of the diversity of feminist perspectives and be able to develop intellectually informed and methodologically skilled ways to identify, define and research your own interests.
We hope students on all the MAs courses draw on each others experience and ideas, and that the programmes complement each other, as well as have their distinctive concerns. The MA Convenor organises social events for all MA students within the Institute.
The MA in Women's Studies and Sociology combines work in Women's Studies and Sociology. Students who are particularly interested in social research and/or feminist sociological theory will find this an attractive course. Students do core courses in each of the disciplines and they can choose from a range of optional courses in addition to these. This combination is administered from the Centre for Gender and Women's Studies.
The programme consists of two compulsory modules, Doing Feminist Research, and Theories of Gender Relations plus four other modules selected from a list of available options within Women´s Studies and Sociology.
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Before starting a programme, you need to have a basic knowledge of the English language. Find English courses on Language Learning Portal.
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The requirement for postgraduate studies in Gender and Women's Studies is generally a good first degree - a UK 2i or the equivalent in other national assessment systems - in a relevant field or discipline.
English Language Requirements
To benefit from our MA you need excellent written and spoken English. If English is not your first language, or the language in which you received your undergraduate degree, the University will request details of your English language qualification.
Normally, in order to be admitted to our MAs you will be asked for an IELTS score of 7.0 or above, though we'll accept 6.5 if you can attend the 4 week course in English ('Study Skills') at the Department of Linguistics and English Language before you start.
Alternatively, we ask for a TOEFL score of 600 (250 computer based test) or above, though we accept a slightly lower score if you attend the 4 weeksStudy Skills course in English in the Department of Linguistics and English Language.
£3,530 (EU); £11,100 (Non EU)
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