The MA degree can be taken full-time over one year, or part-time over two years. The taught component of this programme consists of two compulsory core modules, Difference, Diversity & Change and Work, Politics & Culture; one compulsory research module, Interdisciplinary Methods in Women's Studies; the choice of three options from a range which is updated annually (including a further research module if so wished, Qualitative Methods) and the 60 credit dissertation. You will be allocated a supervisor for your dissertation which must be submitted towards the end of your final year.
Gilly, a part-time MA (Humanities) student writes: 'One of the most valuable aspects of being an MA student is having the opportunity to develop your own particular areas of interest in a creative and empowering environment. I felt like part of a wonderful international family where my ideas were always encouraged and supported.'
-To provide a solid grounding in interdisciplinary women's studies, emphasizing gendered aspects of cultural life, representation and textual enquiry -To expose students to an interdisciplinary range of conceptual, theoretical and methodological approaches to and debates within women's studies -To familiarize students with the epistemological and philosophical underpinnings of feminist methodologies in the humanities -To foster the development of a critical, self-reflexive and independent approach to research and scholarship, as well as the acquisition of transferable skills -To provide candidates with a range of skills and competences appropriate to higher degree research in the Humanities