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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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Examine the impact of being abusive or being abused. You will look at theoretical perspectives considering abusiveness and its impact in different international, cultural and social contexts. 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
Look at the world through the lens of gender. In the wake of the #MeToo movement and a much wider public discourse on many other gender issues, there has never been a better time to study this subject. Read more
The MA in Gender, Sexuality & Culture is a dynamic, interdisciplinary programme designed for students with a strong interest in exploring and interrogating gender and sexuality in literary and cultural production and representation. Read more
This Master by Research course is characterised by its flexibility and interdisciplinarity. The two taught modules on this course aim to provide you with postgraduate-level research methodologies and skills, as well as highlighting contemporary debates on 'gender' as a broadly defined field. 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
The University of Strathclyde is the first university to win the coveted University of the Year title twice, picking up the top prize at the Times Higher Education Awards 2019. Situated in Glasgow, one of Scotland’s most lively and interesting cities, there is an abundance of history and culture to be explored by visitors and residents.
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