Birkbeck, University of London

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.

Course modules

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 methods

Assessment is by submission of a thesis and oral (viva voce) examination.

Sponsorship information

A limited number of College Research Studentships (fees-only) are available by competition.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time October 2018 GBP 11,995 per Year 1 (International) 4 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time October 2018 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 4 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time October 2018 GBP 2,187 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 7 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time October 2018 GBP 6,050 per Year 1 (International) 7 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time January 2019 GBP 11,995 per Year 1 (International) 4 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time January 2019 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 4 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time January 2019 GBP 6,050 per Year 1 (International) 7 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time January 2019 GBP 2,187 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 7 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time April 2019 GBP 11,995 per Year 1 (International) 4 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time April 2019 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 4 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time April 2019 GBP 6,050 per Year 1 (International) 7 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time April 2019 GBP 2,187 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 7 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bloomsbury Campus WC1E 7HX London

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Key information

Contact: 
School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy
Telephone number: 
02076316632