University of York

University of York

Women's Studies (Humanities)

The taught component of this programme consists of 2 compulsory core modules, difference, diversity and change and work, politics and culture; the choice of 2 options from a range which is updated annually; 2 research modules: Qualitative methods and interdisciplinary methods in women's studies and a dissertation. You will be allocated a supervisor for your dissertation which must be submitted towards the end of your final year.

Entry requirements

Candidates will normally be required to have a good 1st degree (an upper 2nd Class degree or its equivalent), although applications from those with other qualifications may be considered on their merits. Applications are also welcomed from mature students and those returning to education. If you are a non-native English speaking applicant you must provide evidence of your English language ability. You need to show enough fluency in all aspects of English (reading, writing, speaking and listening) to the required level of the course you are applying to.

Course modules

Modules include: Difference diversity and change; work politics and culture; qualitative methods; interdisciplinary methods in women's studies; dissertation. Choice of 2 options (updated annually): Feminism and sexuality (Stevi Jackson); diaspora and gendered identity (Gabriele Griffin); feminist cultural activism (Ann Kaloski-Naylor); gendering the exotic, exoticising gender (Joanna de Groot); women, citizenship and conflict (CWS); gender, violence and justice (Gabriele Griffin); sexualities, genders and modernities (Henrice Altink/Joanna de Groot); from the body politic to the body beautiful (Mark Jenner); new directions in feminist thought (CWS).

Sponsorship information

A range of scholarships and studentships are available at postgraduate level. Some scholarships are funded by the University (such as the York Master's Opportunity Scholarship) and some are funded by Research Councils, alumni, businesses and charities. Please check with the provider for details.


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

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of York York YO10 5DD Yorkshire and the Humber

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