Birkbeck, University of London
Gender, Sexuality and Culture
Birkbeck's MA Gender, Sexuality and Culture is built around the interdisciplinary study of gender and sexuality, an exciting and growing area of study. This course is ideal if you are interested in how gender and sexuality are constructed, understood and represented in different historical, cultural, geographic and social contexts. We bridge the divide between the social sciences and the arts and humanities and, if you are interested in focusing on the humanities, this course allows you to explore aspects of gender and sexuality in literature, history, media and film, visual art, philosophy and cultural theory. This course explores current debates and incorporates the cutting-edge research of world-leading academics at Birkbeck, who are working in feminism and gender studies, LGBTQ+ history and activism, queer theory, and histories of medicine, sexology, psychiatry and psychoanalysis. Our academics are passionate and engaged in the real world, working towards social justice with activists, policy-makers, academics, and charities and NGOs. You will find yourself in a classroom with a diverse range of people, from many different backgrounds and careers, which generates a lively, enthusiastic learning environment. You will consider competing ideas and theories about gender and sexuality and explore the ways in which these intersect with concepts of race, ethnicity, age and class. The course will develop your ability to critically discuss these theories and to consider how the humanities can help us understand gender and sexuality. This firm grounding in theories of gender and sexuality, along with research skills preparation, will help you develop the confidence you need to undertake an independent research project in the area that most interests you.
MA: Our standard postgraduate entry requirement is a second-class honours degree (2:2 or above) from a UK university, or an equivalent international qualification. We will review every postgraduate application to Birkbeck on its individual merits and your professional qualifications and/or relevant work experience will be taken into consideration positively. We actively support and encourage applications from mature learners.
For information about course structure and the modules you will be studying, please visit Birkbeck's online prospectus.
Normally one essay per module and a 15,000-16,000-word dissertation.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|MA||Full-time||October 2019||8,350 per Whole course (EU)||1 Years|
|MA||Full-time||October 2019||8,350 per Whole course (England)||1 Years|
|MA||Full-time||October 2019||15,200 per Whole course (International)||1 Years|
|MA||Full-time||October 2019||8,350 per Whole course (Northern Ireland)||1 Years|
|MA||Full-time||October 2019||8,350 per Whole course (Wales)||1 Years|
|MA||Full-time||October 2019||8,350 per Whole course (Scotland)||1 Years|
|MA||Part-time||October 2019||8,350 per Whole course (EU)||2 Years|
|MA||Part-time||October 2019||15,200 per Whole course (International)||2 Years|
|MA||Part-time||October 2019||8,350 per Whole course (Northern Ireland)||2 Years|
|MA||Part-time||October 2019||8,350 per Whole course (Scotland)||2 Years|
|MA||Part-time||October 2019||8,350 per Whole course (Wales)||2 Years|
|MA||Part-time||October 2019||8,350 per Whole course (England)||2 Years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Bloomsbury Campus||WC1E 7HX||London|
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