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.

As a postgraduate student you will be with a member of the Centre for Gender and Women’s Studies at Lancaster University. This is one of the largest centres in the UK for feminist scholarship. You will join students and researchers from across the world who come to Lancaster not only to learn and carry out research but to meet other scholars and activists, to take part in seminars and workshops, and to absorb the ideas, insights and questions of world-leading feminist thinkers, creators and activists.

The following combined degrees are also available:

  • MA in Gender and Women's Studies and English
  • MA in Gender and Women's Studies and Sociology

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