What Will You Study
The MA in Gender and Women’s Studies is a taught postgraduate degree which will deepen your perspectives on gender studies and feminism.
As a student on this programme you will gain a thorough knowledge of the key debates and authors within Gender and Women’s Studies as well as the opportunity to develop specialist interests and key research skills. Core modules will take you through the intellectual traditions, concepts and politics which have shaped the evolution of Women’s Studies inside and outside the academy, and will give you the methodological confidence to do your own research.
You will study a range of modules as part of your course, some examples of which are listed below.
- Beyond the Text: Image, Sound and Object as Historical Evidence
- Writing the Nineteenth Century City
- Social and Cultural Theory
- Women's Studies Research Project
- Victorian Literature and Other Media
- Romance and Realism
- Environment and Culture
- The Social Life of Science and Technology: Theories and Debates
- Contemporary Debates in Social Theory
- Feminist Technoscience Studies
- Methods in Science and Technology Studies
- Critical Debates in Media and Cultural Studies
- Gender and Violence
- Capitalism and Crisis
- Contemporary British Fiction
- Postcolonial Women's Writing
- Contemporary Gothic: Text and Screen
- Research Projects in Practice: From Design to Dissemination
Undergraduate Degree: 2:1 (Hons) degree (UK or equivalent) in Sociology, Gender and Women’s Studies or related field
If you have studied outside of the UK, you can check your qualifications here: International Qualifications
English Language: IELTS - Overall score of at least 7.0, with no individual element below 6.0
We consider tests from other providers, which can be found here: English language requirements
If your score is below our requirements we may consider you for one of our pre-sessional English language programmes
Pre-sessional English language programmes available:
4 Week Overall score of at least 6.5, with no individual element below 6.0
10 Week Overall score of at least 6.0, with no individual element below 5.5
Longer courses are not an option for this programme
Further information: For more information about the department please visit our webpages http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/sociology/
- Applied Social Science : PhD
- Environment and Society : PhD
- Environment, Culture and Society : MA
- Gender and Women's Studies : MPhil/PhD
- Gender and Women's Studies and English : MA
- Gender and Women's Studies and Sociology : MA
- Media and Cultural Studies : MA
- Media and Cultural Studies : PhD
- Science Studies : PhD
- Social Research : MA
- Social Work : MA
- Sociology : MA
- Sociology : PhD
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