University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

European Gender Studies

The course looks at gender in the context of themes and methodologies from European history, culture and society. It will teach you how to analyse gendered ideas, representations and policies in their national and cultural contexts. Sheffield is leading the debate on gender studies and our Centre for European Gender Studies plays a key role. One-to-one tutorials with staff from the centre are part of the course. The ability to see a problem from different cultural perspectives gives you an edge in the international jobs market. You�ll also learn valuable transferable skills such as project management and self-directed research.

Entry requirements

You�ll need a 2.1 in any arts or social science discipline. Overall IELTS grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each component, or equivalent.

Course modules

Core modules: the public and the private: state, space and gender; from feminism to gender studies: key texts and contexts; research methods; dissertation. Optional modules: gender studies in Europe � directed reading; gender studies (French); identity and difference; cultures of consumption; approaches to 19th-century German literacy studies; approaches to modern German political culture; approaches to post-war German politics; approaches to Dutch literature since 1945; sex and power politics of women�s liberation in Britain; the politics of the family in fin-de-si�cle Britain; feminism (philosophy).

Assessment methods

You�ll be assessed on essays, seminar presentations and a dissertation based on independent research.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time - 1 years
MA Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site Sheffield S10 2TN Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

Postgraduate Secretary
Telephone number: 
0114 222 0631