University of Aberdeen

University of Aberdeen

Sex, Gender and Violence (Contemporary Critical Approaches)

This programme will focus on the relationships between sex, gender and violence. Questions underpinning the programme and core course include: How are gender, sex and violence inter-connected? In ways do they co-produce each other? Why does legislation against violence so often transpire as inadequate, perhaps especially in the case of gendered and sexual violence? As the links between sex, gender and violence appear intimate and often lethal, a central but not exclusive focus of the programme will be on theories and practices of sex/gender. We will also consider the different sites through which violence appears or can be seen, for example in popular culture or the production and enactment of masculinities. The focus will not remain on what we commonly understand to be sensational violence, we will also pay close attention to the brutal fecundity of violence through the banality of every-day ordinary violence.

Entry requirements

An upper 2nd Cass Honours degree or above in a relevant discipline, or equivalent professional experience. The English language requirement is an IELTS of 6.5 with 6.0 in the writing and reading (or equivalent TOEFL iBT or PTE).

Course modules

Modules include: Critical approaches to sex, gender, violence; advanced social theory; qualitative sociology; philosophy and methods; dissertation. Optional modules: Post-conflict justice and peacebuilding; radicalisation and resistance; refugees and displacement studies; global conflict and peace processes.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods vary from course to course and include essays, reports, exercises and presentations.

Sponsorship information

There are various sources of funding to support you during your period of study. We have a number of scholarships and bursaries available to our students, and external sources of funding available.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (EU) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,800 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
King's Campus Aberdeen AB24 3FX Scotland

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Key information

Contact: 
Postgraduate Secretary, School of Social Science
Telephone number: 
01224 272762