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Masters degrees in Gender Studies examine the influence of social institutions and relationships on the concept of gender. Courses are usually Masters of Arts (MAs) but it’s possible to study gender from a more scientific angle, and in these cases you’d normally be awarded an MSc.
Related postgraduate specialisms include Women’s Studies, Sexuality Studies and Gender & Media Studies.
Issues of gender are becoming more and more prominent in society, and a Masters in Gender Studies will equip you with the knowledge to make sense of the myriad ways in which gender affects everyone’s lives.
Programmes often take an interdisciplinary approach to the subject, bringing together elements of literature, politics, history, media and science. This means that you’ll come away with a nuanced and well-rounded understanding of gender and its applications. You might explore the representation of gender in the media, or track how perceptions of gender and sexuality have changed over the centuries.
After finishing your Masters, you could find work in sectors like journalism, publishing and academia. You may also be well-qualified to join a non-governmental organisation (NGO), charity, governmental institution or international organisation.
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The MSc Gender is a flexible degree which offers you the opportunity to develop expertise in the fullest possible range of gender theories, and stresses the significance of gender for knowledge and research design. Read more
If you are interested in studying for a research degree in the social sciences, or want to learn about research methods, you may consider our innovative MSc in Social Research Methods, run by the ESRC Doctoral Training Centre. Read more
The MSc Applied Gender Studies degree at Strathclyde is a Master’s level course for those who wish to study how gender ‘works’ in relation to other structural inequalities such as race, sexuality, class and disability within society. Read more
Please note. This course is not available for 2020 - the course will begin late August 2021. The Master's Degree Programme in Gender Studies is built around the interdisciplinary study of gender and sexuality, combining social sciences, arts and humanities. Read more
The MLitt in Gender Studies explores the theory and history of gender studies. You will develop an interdisciplinary understanding of the ways in which gender is defined, generated, and communicated as well as learn applied skills in textual, visual, and comparative analysis. Read more
The MA Gender and Sexuality with special reference to the Middle East at SOAS aims to cater for students with a variety of backgrounds and objectives. Read more
Gender studies is an exciting area of research, exploring gender relations in the past, present and future. This programme draws on a variety of perspectives to analyse social and cultural phenomena through the lens of gender. Read more
This MA introduces you to recent debates on gender in the disciplines of sociology and media and communications studies, and to the interdisciplinary domains of feminist social and cultural theory. Read more
Our Gender/Cultural Studies program examines intersecting systems of power and privilege, and the ways in which race, ethnicity, nationality, class, gender, sexuality, and sexual orientation are constructed within the United States and in international contexts. Read more
Overview Our MA Gender Studies responds to the contemporary moment in which issues of equality and diversity are seen as vital for organisational success and public feminism has a renewed prominence in culture – yet tackling gender inequalities remains a challenge. Read more
Based in Vienna, Central European University brings together students and faculty from over 100 countries in a community that encourages debate and the open exchange of ideas. The university is accredited in the United States, Austria and Hungary, and offers English-language graduate degree programs in the social sciences, humanities, business, economics, law, environmental sciences and policy, network science and cognitive science.
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Since 1451 the University of Glasgow have specialised in the arts and humanities, developing wide-ranging expertise and world-leading research.