MA Gender and Culture

  1. Course Variations
    Nomenclature Duration Mode Of Attendance
    MA 1Yr FT
    MA 3Yr PT
  2. Typical offer:
    UK 2.2

Course Overview

The MA in Gender and Culture offers an innovative interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approach to the study of Gender and Culture.

Key Features

This is an interdisciplinary MA scheme taught by Gender specialists across the Arts and Humanities - in the subject areas of Development Studies, Political and Cultural Studies, English Literature, Egyptology, European Languages, History, Media Studies, and Political and Cultural Studies.

If you are interested in gender and gender relations in politics, literature, culture, and history, like engaging in discussion and intellectual argument, and are excited about the idea of working within and across different subject areas, the MA is ideal for you.

The MA examines the production, reproduction and transformation of gender in culture and society.

The degree is supported by the research activity of GENCAS, the Centre for Research into Gender in Culture and Society in the College of Arts and Humanities.

The College of Arts and Humanities has a Graduate Centre. The Graduate Centre fosters and supports individual and collaborative research activity of international excellence and offers a vibrant and supportive environment for students pursuing postgraduate research and taught masters study. The Centre provides postgraduate training to enhance academic and professional development and facilitates participation in seminar programmes, workshops and international conferences.


Disclaimer: Module selection options may change.

MA 1 Year Full-time

Year 1 (Level 7 PGT)

HE Level 7 Taught Masters / PGDip / PGCert

Students choose 120 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules

None found.

Optional Modules
Compuslory modules  

Choose Exactly 60 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : You must take the following three modules. NOTE THIS SCHEME HAS TWO PATHWAYS. PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU PICK AT LEAST TWO OPTIONAL MODULES FROM YOUR CHOOSEN PATHWAY. Students must select an equal number of credits in each teaching block overall.

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
ML-M08Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Gender and Culture: An introduction
PO-M32Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Conceptual Issues In the Theory and Practice of Social Sciences
PO-M84Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Gender and the Social Sciences
Optional modules - SOCIAL SCIENCE PATHWAY 

Choose Minimum Of 40 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Select three optional modules ONE from teaching block one, TWO from teaching block two. Ensure that TWO of your choosen modules are from YOUR CHOSEN PATHWAY.

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
HUPM03Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20War, Technology and Culture
PO-M35Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Approaches to International Relations
PO-M36Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Approaches to Political Theory
PO-M37Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Human rights, Humanitarian Intervention and Global Justice: Moral Problems International Politics.
PO-M40Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20International Security in the Asia Pacific
PO-M46Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Politics in Contemporary Britain
PO-M47Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Politics and Public Policy in the New Wales
PO-M53Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20War and Space
PO-M56Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20The State of Africa
PO-M60Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Critical Security Studies: Issues and Approaches in Contemporary Security
PO-M62Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Civil Society and Development
PO-M63Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Rights-based Approaches to Development
PO-M64Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Violence, Conflict and Development
PO-M66Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20European Union Governance and Policy-Making
PO-M67Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20The Policy Making Process
PO-M70Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Postcolonialism, Orientalism, Eurocentrism
PO-M80Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Governance, Globalization and Neoliberal Political Economy


The full-time course comprises three modules taken in each academic semester (a total of six modules) and then a dissertation over the summer.

In part one, students study three compulsory modules and three optional modules.

In part two, students are required to write the dissertation component which draws on issues and themes developed throughout the year.

Part-time study is available.

Entry Requirements

The typical entry requirement is a first degree in a relevant discipline, normally an lower second or above or equivalent.  Overseas students are expected to possess an IELTS score of 6.5.

How To Apply

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Tuition Fees

Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2016/17 are as follows:

UK/EU International
MA Full-time £5,850 £13,300
MA Part-time £1,950 £4,450

Tuition fees for years of study after your first year are subject to an increase of 3%.

You can find further information on fees and how to pay on our tuition fees page.

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page.

International students and part-time study: If you require a Tier 4 student visa you must be studying full-time. If you are in the UK under a different visa category, it may be possible for you to study part-time. Please see our part-time study and visas page for more information.

Current students: You can find further information of your fee costs on our tuition fees page.

Additional Costs

The tuition fees for the programme do not cover costs incurred personally by the student such as the purchase of books or stationery, printing or photocopying costs.

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