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MA Women's Studies (Social Research)

Course Description

The MA degree is taken full-time over one year. The taught component of this programme consists of one compulsory core module, Difference, Diversity & Change; three social science methodology modules; and a research training module; 'Interdisciplinary Methods for Women's Studies'; an option plus a series of dissertation workshops. In addition you will be allocated a supervisor for your dissertation which must be submitted towards the end of your final year.

This programme aims:
- to equip candidates with the practical and intellectual tools necessary to undertake higher degree level social research on women and gender
- provide a solid grounding in interdisciplinary women's studies, emphasizing gendered aspects of social and cultural life in relation to other social divisions and inequalities
- 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 research methodologies, the politics and ethics of research, the principles of research design and to enable them to evaluate and apply a range of quantitative and qualitative methodologies to women's studies research questions.
- to foster the development of a critical, self-reflexive and independent approach to research and scholarship

The Centre for Women's Studies also offers a Post Graduate Diploma programme for students who wish to follow the three term taught MA course but not write the dissertation.
For further information about applying please email Admissions Tutor Dr Ann Kaloski-Naylor ().

Visit the MA Women's Studies (Social Research) page on the University of York website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Candidates for the MA will normally be required to have a good first degree (an upper second class degree or its equivalent), although applications from those with other qualifications may be considered on their merits. Applications are also welcomed from mature students and those returning to education.

Course Fees

2016/17 Home/EU: £6,650; Overseas: £15,680

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