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Taught Postgraduate ProgrammesWe offer the following taught MA programmes for postgraduate students, each with a corresponding Postgraduate Diploma option.
Our MA in Gender Studies is distinctive in the wide range of disciplines and theoretical and methodological perspectives that contribute to the programme, and in the number of options available to you as a student. By the end of the course, you will have an advanced understanding of the nature of gender studies, its interdisciplinary frameworks and the range of theoretical perspectives and methods.
MA Gender Studies (Research) is a taught MA with ESRC 1+3 training recognition. The programme stands alone as an MA, but also prepares you to embark on doctoral research as year 1 of a 1+3 Masters/PhD programme. This programme is designed to provide comprehensive and advanced level academic training in social science research in Gender Studies.
This programme focuses on historical and contemporary theoretical debates and substantive issues that are central to the ways in which these interconnections are understood, experienced and practiced. The programme considers the ways in which modern gendered, sexual and embodied understandings and practices are informed by the past, and looks at contemporary struggles around gender, sexuality and the body.
Research Postgraduate ProgrammesWe offer three kinds of research degree for postgraduate students.
The main distinction between these three lies in the length of time devoted to earning the degrees, and in the scope of the work undertaken and the extent of the training input.
An important variation is the 1+3 ESRC scheme that encompasses a one year MA and three years of PhD study.