University of Manchester
Gender, Sexuality and Culture
The course aims to introduce new approaches to gender studies and sexuality studies as a theoretical, social, cultural, political and historical field of investigation; challenge current understandings of gender and sexuality by interrogating cultural identities, such as queer, heterosexual, homosexual, gay, straight, bisexual, transgendered; examines cultural production and cultural theory in relation to other power systems, such as race, ethnicity and class; offers training in research methods.
A 1st or Upper 2nd Class Honours degree or overseas equivalent, in any area of the humanities or social sciences; applicants whose 1st language is not English are required to obtain: overall IELTS score of 7.0 to include a writing score of 7.0, or 620 in the TOEFL written test or 260 in the computerised TOEFL (including 5 in TWE) or 103 in the internet-based TOEFL.
Modules include: Gender, sexuality and culture; art in the time of Proust; American transnational literature and culture: from the Harlem renaissance to the cold war; race, gender and power in the USA; queer cinema and beyond; Jane Austen: new approaches; modernism and its margins; key issues in twentieth-century cultural theory and literary criticism; gender, sexuality and the body; women sex and politics.
Assessment is by a dissertation.
UK and EU applicants may enter the AHRC competition (internal deadline in early March each year); this is highly competitive, and applicants should discuss applying with the Programme Director as soon as possible; some awards are usually offered by the School or department; some awards are reserved for international applicants.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|MA||Full-time||£ 5,000 per Academic year (home fees)||12 months|
|MA||Full-time||£ 12,300 per Academic year (overseas fees)||12 months|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|University of Manchester||Manchester||M13 9PL||North West|
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