M.A. Gender, Sexuality and Culture

The University of Manchester

Tuition fee:
  • € 4,239 / Year (EEA)
  • € 13,290 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: September  2015
Duration full-time: 12 months
Languages:
  • English
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Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Part-time, Full-time

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The MA in Gender, Sexuality and Culture is a highly interdisciplinary programme that will: Introduce new approaches to gender studies and sexuality studies as a theoretical, social, cultural, political and historical field of investigation; challenge current understandings of gender and sexuality by interrogating cultural identities, such as queer, homosexual, gay, straight, bisexual, transgendered; examine cultural production and cultural theory in relating to other power systems, such as race, ethnicity and class; and offer training in research methods.

The MA in Gender, Sexuality and Culture is a highly interdisciplinary programme that will:

* introduce new approaches to gender studies and sexuality studies as a theoretical, social, cultural, political and historical field of investigation
* challenge current understandings of gender and sexuality by interrogating cultural identities, such as queer, heterosexual, homosexual, gay, straight, bisexual, transgendered
* examine cultural production and cultural theory in relation to other power systems, such as race, ethnicity and class
* offer training in research methods Students from all academic backgrounds are invited to apply.

This approach is unique within the UK as it brings together scholars who offer options in a range of academic disciplines, including English and American Studies, Art History or Visual Culture, History, Modern Language, Religions and Theology, History of Medicine, Sociology, Social Anthropology, and others. The research culture of the University of Manchester is unusually rich for the study of gender and sexuality, and many departments with offerings in this area are ranked 5 or 5*. Based in the Centre for the Study of Sexuality and Culture, graduate students can take advantage of the stimulating research environment with regular seminar series such as "Gender, Sexuality and Culture: New Exchanges" and conferences.

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Progression and assessment

Students may take a range of options across the humanities and social sciences.

Career opportunities Students in our programme have gone on to take up a diverse range of careers in both the public and private sectors. Some have gone on to pursue postgraduate research, and several have taken up jobs as teachers.

Requirements

Full entry requirements

Academic entry qualification overview:

For the MA, a First or Upper Second class honours degree or overseas equivalent, in any area of the humanities or social sciences.

English language: Students whose first language is not English are required to hold IELTS 7.0 or TOEFL 623 paper based (with a minimum score on Test of Written English of 5,0) or 263 computer based.

English Language Requirements

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Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IELTS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever.

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