University of Aberdeen
Sex, Gender, Violence (Contemporary Critical Approaches)
In this programme the focus will be 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 what 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.
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).
Core modules: 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 vary from course to course and include essays, reports, exercises and presentations. Courses are generally 100% continuous assessment.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|PgDip||Full-time||£ 4,000 per Academic year (home fees)||9 months|
|PgDip||Full-time||£ 13,000 per Academic year (overseas fees)||9 months|
|MSc||Full-time||£ 4,000 per Academic year (home fees)||12 months|
|MSc||Full-time||£ 13,000 per Academic year (overseas fees)||12 months|
|PgDip||Part-time||£ 4,000 per Whole course (home fees)||18 months|
|PgDip||Part-time||£ 13,000 per Whole course (overseas fees)||18 months|
|MSc||Part-time||£ 4,000 per Whole course (home fees)||24 months|
|MSc||Part-time||£ 13,000 per Whole course (overseas fees)||24 months|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|King's Campus||Aberdeen||AB24 3FX||Scotland|
Postgraduate Secretary, School of Social Science