Gender and Women's Studies

Gender and Women's Studies

Take the opportunity to specialise in Gender and Women's Studies while studying for a Sociology or Media and Cultural Studies degree.

The flexibility of our undergraduate programmes allows students to take one or more modules in Gender and Women's Studies while working towards a related degree.

In the first year here, you can take our first year course “Introduction to Gender & Women's Studies”, which considers issues pertaining to women and gender relations, the different social conditions in which women live, especially in relation to differences amongst women, and the way that this leads to a diversity of feminist politics.

Then, if you are interested in pursuing your study further, you can use your optional courses in the Sociology or Media and Cultural Studies degree to continue on this specialised pathway, addressing topics such as Gender, Sexuality and Society, and Feminism and Social Change.

You can also choose to complete your third year dissertation in a topic focused on related issues.

You can choose to study on gender-related courses taught by other departments, such as EnglishHistoryLinguisticsLaw; and Politics, Philosophy and Religion. Please visit their websites for details.

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Passionate about women's issues, I was overjoyed to get a place at this prestigious department. I have made many lovely friends from all over the world and found the experience stimulating, challenging, and inspirational.

Carolyne James GWS Student

Undergraduate Gender and Women's Studies Pathway

Take the opportunity to specialise in Gender and Women's Studies while studying for a Sociology or Media and Cultural Studies degree.

The flexibility of our undergraduate programmes allows students to take one or more modules in Gender and Women's Studies while working towards a related degree.

In the first year here, you can take our first year course “Introduction to Gender & Women's Studies”, which considers issues pertaining to women and gender relations, the different social conditions in which women live, especially in relation to differences amongst women, and the way that this leads to a diversity of feminist politics.

Then, if you are interested in pursuing your study further, you can use your optional courses in the Sociology or Media and Cultural Studies degree to continue on this specialised pathway, addressing topics such as Gender, Sexuality and Society, and Feminism and Social Change. You can also complete your third year dissertation in a topic focused on related issues. You can also choose to study on gender-related courses taught by other departments, such as English; History; Linguistics; Law; and Politics, Philosophy and Religion. Please visit their websites for details.