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 students how to analyse gendered ideas, representations and policies in their national and cultural contexts. 1 to 1 tutorials with staff from the centre are part of the course. The ability to see a problem from different cultural perspectives gives students an edge in the international jobs market. They will also learn valuable transferable skills such as project management and self-directed research.

Entry requirements

A 2.1 in any arts or social science discipline. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require an 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-siècle Britain; feminism (philosophy).

Assessment methods

Students will be assessed on essays, seminar presentations and a dissertation based on independent research.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 - 1 years
MA Part-time September 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

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

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Postgraduate Secretary
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