Birkbeck, University of London

Birkbeck, University of London

Gender, Sexuality and Society

This programme is built around the interdisciplinary study of gender and sexuality, bridging the divide between the social sciences and the arts and humanities. The programme focuses on political and social issues, including the diverse and changing nature of personal relationships, economics and the workforce, and development and legal studies. It addresses the latest debates, using cutting-edge research from this exciting and growing area of study. The programme considers competing theories and approaches to gender and sexuality, and explores the ways in which these intersect with concepts of race, ethnicity, age and class. This course will develop your ability to discuss diverse theories of gender and sexuality and consider how gender and sexuality are represented, and operate, within relevant humanities or social sciences literatures. You will be given a firm grounding in gender theory and will develop the confidence to apply appropriate theories to your independent research project.

Course modules

You complete a core module, 3 option modules and a dissertation. Full-time students generally take 1 option module in Term 1 and 2 option modules in Term 2; part-time students generally take 1 option module in Term 2 of their first year, 1 in Term 1 of their second year and 1 in Term 2 of their second year. However, option modules are available in all 3 terms. You choose option modules from 2 lists compiled each year: you must take at least 2 option modules from the MSc Gender options list and may take 1 option module from the MA Gender options list. Workshops and presentations of students' research take place throughout the year. Core module: Theorising Gender . Option modules: Africa in the European Imagination; Contemporary Lesbian Fiction: sexual/textual explorations; Culture, Community, Identity; Disciplining Sex: Sexuality, Society and Nineteenth-Century Literary Culture; Gender and Development; Gender and Politics: Political Institutions; Gender and Sexuality in Contemporary Japanese Fiction; Law and the Body; Madness and its Meanings; Men and Masculinities in Contemporary East Asia; Psychoanalysis and Difference; Queer Histories/Queer Cultures; The Two Irelands 1911-1998 .

Assessment methods

Normally 1 essay per module and a 15,000-word dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time October 2018 GBP 14,450 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MSc Full-time October 2018 GBP 7,950 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 1 Years
MSc Part-time October 2018 GBP 7,225 per Year 1 (International) 2 Years
MSc Part-time October 2018 GBP 3,975 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 2 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time October 2018 GBP 4,825 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time October 2018 GBP 2,650 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 1 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time October 2018 GBP 4,825 per Year 1 (International) 2 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time October 2018 GBP 2,650 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 2 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time October 2018 GBP 2,650 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 1 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time October 2018 GBP 4,825 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years

Campus details

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

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Key information

Contact: 
Department of History, Classics and Archaeology
Telephone number: 
02076316632