Women's Studies and Sociology, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
  • Tuition
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  • English (take IELTS)
Lancaster University ,
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.
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  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding


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.

Programme Structure

  • Debates in Gender Research
  • Gender, Sex and Bodies
  • Dissertation
  • Women's Studies Research Project
  • Feminist Media and Cultural Studies
  • Feminist Technoscience Studies
  • Gender and Violence
  • Capitalism and Crisis
  • Environment and Culture
  • The Social Life of Science and Technology: Theories and Debates
  • Social and Cultural Theory
  • Cybercultures
  • Research Projects in Practice: From Design to Dissemination

                    Detailed Programme Facts

                    • Full-time duration 12 months
                    • Study intensity Part-time, Full-time
                      • Duration part-time 24 months
                    • Credits
                      60 ECTS
                    • Languages
                      • English
                    • Delivery mode
                      On Campus
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                    Entry Requirements

                    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.

                    Tuition Fee Per Year

                    • GBP 15500 International
                    • GBP 7250 EU/EEA

                    Part-Time Tuition

                    • EU: £3,625


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