University of Manchester

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.

Entry requirements

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.

Course modules

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 methods

Assessment is by a dissertation.

Sponsorship information

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 details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Manchester Manchester M13 9PL North West

Key information

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