Birkbeck, University of London
Gender and Sexuality
Birkbeck has a strong tradition in interdisciplinary gender and sexuality studies, and encourages research students to think in innovative and critical ways about the topics they are investigating. Your study can take a wide variety of forms and may cover themes from across the social sciences, arts and humanities. Researching for an MPhil or PhD in gender/sexuality studies will enable you to develop advanced conceptual skills and knowledges that can be applied within or beyond an academic context. Our students benefit from being part of a vibrant research environment that includes internationally renowned scholars and a programme of visiting speakers from around the world. Research students can also take advantage of specialist research training and of postgraduate taught modules offered through the MA Gender, Sexuality and Culture/MSc Gender, Sexuality and Society. Studying for an MPhil or PhD in gender and sexuality studies at Birkbeck involves working closely with a small group of staff on an independent research project. This means that we are only able to accept students whose proposed research project lies within the areas of expertise of our staff. If there is a particular member of staff you would like to work with, please contact them to discuss your project before applying.
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD: Good degree in a relevant subject. If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests.
Our research interests include: Queer theory; feminist theory and research; masculinities; lesbian and gay writing and film; gender and generation; paid domestic work; food consumption habits; gender and geography; gender and education; gender, class and citizenship; histories and theories of sexuality and gender; socio-legal dimensions of gender, sexuality and HIV/AIDS.
Assessment is by submission of a thesis and oral (viva voce) examination.
A limited number of College Research Studentships (fees-only) are available by competition.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|Doctor of Philosophy - PhD||Full-time||October 2018||12,325 per Year 1 (International)||4 Years|
|Doctor of Philosophy - PhD||Full-time||October 2018||4,260 per Year 1 (Home/EU)||4 Years|
|Doctor of Philosophy - PhD||Part-time||October 2018||6,225 per Year 1 (International)||7 Years|
|Doctor of Philosophy - PhD||Part-time||October 2018||2,260 per Year 1 (Home/EU)||7 Years|
|Doctor of Philosophy - PhD||Full-time||January 2019||12,325 per Year 1 (International)||4 Years|
|Doctor of Philosophy - PhD||Full-time||January 2019||4,260 per Year 1 (Home/EU)||4 Years|
|Doctor of Philosophy - PhD||Part-time||January 2019||6,225 per Year 1 (International)||7 Years|
|Doctor of Philosophy - PhD||Part-time||January 2019||2,260 per Year 1 (Home/EU)||7 Years|
|Doctor of Philosophy - PhD||Full-time||April 2019||12,325 per Year 1 (International)||4 Years|
|Doctor of Philosophy - PhD||Full-time||April 2019||4,260 per Year 1 (Home/EU)||4 Years|
|Doctor of Philosophy - PhD||Part-time||April 2019||2,260 per Year 1 (Home/EU)||7 Years|
|Doctor of Philosophy - PhD||Part-time||April 2019||6,225 per Year 1 (International)||7 Years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Bloomsbury Campus||WC1E 7HX||London|
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