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
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.
Students from all academic backgrounds are invited to apply.
Coursework and assessment
Students may take a range of options across the humanities and social sciences.
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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.