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Women, Violence and Conflict MA


University of York Centre for Women's Studies

Full time & Part time September MA 1 year full time; 2 years part time

About the course

Violence and conflict are always gendered processes. Shining a critical light on gender helps us to understand violence and conflict better.

This MA is ideal for students looking to broaden their theoretical perspective on the area of women, violence and conflict through applying feminist theoretical approaches and a gendered lens. Attentive to intersecting categories, you'll form an awareness of how violence and conflict affect gendered lives differently in local and global contexts. 

The course's specialist focus on gendered experiences of violence and conflict provides the advanced knowledge suitable for further study and careers in organisations engaging with issues around human rights, politics and welfare support.

Founded in 1984, The Centre for Women’s Studies (CWS) at

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Entry Requirements

2:1 or equivalent in a related subject.

Applications from those with other qualifications may be considered on their merits. Applications are also welcomed from mature students and those returning to education.


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