M.A. Gender, Sexuality and the Body

  • On Campus
  • 12 months
  • GBP15000 per Year (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    GBP6000 per Year (EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

  • English ( Take IELTS test or Find a course )
| Leeds, United Kingdom
This interdisciplinary programme brings together a wide range of perspectives to examine the relationship between gender, sexuality and the body.



You’ll focus on contemporary struggles around gender, sexuality and the body and the ways in which the past informs our understanding of these debates and issues.

Core modules will introduce you to research into gender and sexuality, as well as the theories developed to explain the source, operation and significance of gender. You’ll consider how gender and sexuality are bound together to privilege heterosexuality in society. You’ll also choose from optional modules in disciplines from business and management to literary studies and theology to pursue topics that interest you.

Supported by our Centre for Interdisciplinary Gender Studies, you’ll look at examples such as sexuality and human rights, reproductive technologies and the opera diva to understand how the connections of gender, sexuality and the body impact our daily lives.

Career opportunities

This degree programme equips students with transferable skills such as research, analysis and communication, as well as a range of subject-specific knowledge and skills.

Graduates have gone on to further study, or to careers in teaching, policy forums, NGOs, campaigning and activism, and local, national and international agencies.

Detailed Course Facts

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Tuition fee
  • GBP15000 per year ( International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

  • GBP6000 per year ( EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

Duration full-time 12 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

Compulsory modules
  • Researching Gender
  • Theorising Gender
  • Que(e)rying Sexualities
  • Dissertation
Optional modules
  • Feminism and Culture: Theoretical Perspectives
  • Fictions of Citizenship in Contemporary American Literature
  • Contested Bodies
  • Race and Second Wave Feminism in the US
  • Gender and Equality at Work in Comparative Perspective
  • 'Race', Identity and Culture in the Black Atlantic
  • Sin, Public Discourse and Public Life
  • Contemporary Issues in Religion and Gender

English Language Requirements


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A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in sociology, social policy or a related subject.

Admission to UK universities often requires that students have completed a recognized Bachelor's degree. International students should consider taking a Pre-Master to gain access to UK universities when:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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Work Experience

No work experience is required.

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