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Course content

Discuss contemporary social issues, focusing on gender, feminist and queer theory and methodology.

This course is ideal for you if you:
-Seek to develop an existing research interest
-Are in a career in which issues of gender play an important role
-Wish to explore a broad range of issues concerning gender

On this course, you’ll gain a deep understanding of a range of topics, from identity and the social construction of gender to political aspects of gender and feminist research.

How will I study?

We teach using a combination of seminars, lectures, tutorials and individual supervision. You’ll be part of an active student community.

You are assessed through concept notes, book reviews and presentations, as well as essays and term papers. You also do a 15,000-word dissertation with the option for a research placement at a local women’s or LGBTQ organisation.


Our aim is to ensure that every student who wants to study with us is able to despite financial barriers, so that we continue to attract talented and unique individuals.

Chancellor's International Scholarship (2017)
-25 scholarships of a 50% tuition fee waiver
-Application deadline: 1 May 2017

HESPAL Scholarship (Higher Education Scholarships Scheme for the Palestinian Territories) (2017)
-Two full fee waivers in conjuction with maintenance support from the British Council
-Application deadline: 1 January 2017

USA Friends Scholarships (2017)
-A scholarship of an amount equivalent to $10,000 for nationals or residents of the USA on a one year taught Masters degree course.
-Application deadline: 3 April 2017


Our graduates have gone into a range of careers in sectors such as:
-National and local government
-NGO/charity work
-Equalities and diversity work within corporations

Many have also progressed to doctoral studies at Sussex.

Visit the Gender Studies - MA page on the University of Sussex website for more details!





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