Gender Studies, M.A.

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    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    16000
    Tuition (Full programme)
    7000
    Tuition (Full programme)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
Gender Studies is an exciting area of research, exploring gender relations in the past, present and future. This programme at University of Leeds draws on a variety of perspectives to analyse social and cultural phenomena through the lens of gender.
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About

Supported by our Centre for Interdisciplinary Gender Studies, you値l be able to explore approaches from across a range of academic disciplines. You値l learn the principles of conducting research on gender and examine issues that both shape and are shaped by gender relations, such as family roles, reproductive technologies, citizenship, sexuality and culture.

Core modules in gender theory and research will lay these foundations, and you値l build on them by choosing from a range of options on topics such as gender and development, care, gender equality in the workplace, race and sexuality. There has never been a more exciting time to study gender, and this programme will give you an insight into this vital and fascinating field.

The Centre for Interdisciplinary Gender Studies at the University of Leeds is at the forefront of gender research, working closely with other research centres within the School and maintaining strong links with universities around the world. It痴 a welcoming and stimulating environment in which to explore gender issues from a range of perspectives.

Programme Structure

Core modules in your first semester will introduce you to research and different theoretical approaches in gender studies.

You値l consider feminist research practices, including ethical and epistemological issues. At the same time, you値l engage with contemporary theoretical approaches to analyse different and sometimes contradictory explanations for the source and operation of gender, and how it affects different areas of social life.

These modules lay the foundations of the programme, supporting your learning as you choose from optional modules to focus on specific topics.

This programme will give you strong research skills as well as a broad base of knowledge. You値l put these into practice when you complete a dissertation on a topic of your choice, which you値l submit by the end of the programme in September.

Compulsory modules

  • Researching Culture and Society30 credits
  • Theorising Gender 130 credits
  • Theorising Gender 230 credits
  • Dissertation (Gender)60 credits

Optional modules

  • Feminism, Identity and Media30 credits
  • 'Race', Identity and Culture in the Black Atlantic15 credits
  • Contested Bodies15 credits
  • Que(e)rying Sexualities15 credits
  • Quantitative Research Methods15 credits
  • Qualitative Research Methods15 credits
  • Policy and Programme Evaluation15 credits
  • Power, Critique & Global Transformations15 credits
  • Contemporary Issues in Religion and Gender30 credits

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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Academic Requirements

A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in a social science subject.

Tuition Fee Per Full Programme

  • GBP 16000 International
  • GBP 7000 EU/EEA

Funding

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