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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 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
Bringing together a multitude of perspectives, we encourage students to rethink and deepen their understanding of the world through a critical examination of gender in culture and society across geographic and historical contexts. Read more
Engage critically with debates around the relationships between gender, violence and conflict. You’ll consider perspectives from anthropology, international relations, sociology and law. Read more
The Master in Conflict, Peace and Security is a unique opportunity designed to enhance the understanding of conflicts in all their dimensions and to explore innovative approaches to their management, resolution and transformation, with the help of world-leading academics and experts. Read more
The related postgraduate qualifications in Conflict, Peace and Security , offered jointly by UNITAR, Division for Peace and Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) , focus on specific parts of the curriculum of the Master’s in Conflict, Peace and Security , providing leaners with academic flexibility depending on their interests and professional needs. Read more
A multidisciplinary perspective on the most relevant local and global issues regarding solidarity, including citizenship, poverty, sustainability, migration, welfare reform, social movements and private initiatives. Read more
The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) - a specialised training agency of the United Nations - offers a wide range of self-paced free online courses in the area of conflict, peace and security. 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
Gender Studies provides you with advanced training in the field of gender studies. 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
Overview Structure Teaching and Learning Fees and funding Apply The MA Transnational Queer Feminist Politics with special reference to the Middle East at SOAS is a unique programme, its principal aim being to re-focus issues prioritised in western Gender Studies and the study of sexuality on the complex specificities of Asia, Africa and the Near and Middle East. Read more