University of Sussex

University of Sussex

Gender Studies

The programme gives you advanced training in gender, feminist and queer theory and methodology taught through the discussion of contemporary social issues. The course explores: The contribution of gender, feminist and queer theory to a range of academic disciplines; methodological approaches to researching gender
 identity and the social construction of gender across different cultures and societies; gender as an embodied social relation and experience; the political aspects of gender and feminist research. The programme is taught by a combination of seminars, lectures, tutorials and individual supervision.

Entry requirements

We encourage applications from a diverse range of backgrounds. Applicants normally have a 1st- or upper 2nd-Class undergraduate Honours degree or comparable experience.

Course modules

Autumn term: Feminism, law and society; gender politics and social research. Spring term: you take 2 options from a list that has previously included: anthropology of childbirth and reproductive health; queer theory; embodiment and institutionalisation of violence, conflict and conciliation; feminism and film; gender, inclusion and educational development; queering popular culture; hate crime and sexual violence; the cinematic body; women and human rights. Summer term: you undertake work on the MA dissertation under faculty supervision.

Assessment methods

The assessment portfolio is broad and includes concept notes, book reviews and presentations, as well as essays and term papers. You are also required to submit a 15,000-word dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,060 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 17,850 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,060 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,060 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,060 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MA Part-time October 2016 - 24 months

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