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.
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 .
Normally 1 essay per module and a 15,000-word dissertation.
|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 2,650 per Year 1 (Home/EU)||1 Years|
|Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip||Full-time||October 2018||GBP 4,825 per Year 1 (International)||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 4,825 per Year 1 (International)||1 Years|
|Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert||Part-time||October 2018||GBP 2,650 per Year 1 (Home/EU)||1 Years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Bloomsbury Campus||WC1E 7HX||London|
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