University of York

University of York

Women, Violence and Conflict

The MA programme aims to provide a solid grounding in interdisciplinary women's studies, emphasising gendered aspects in relation to violence and conflict in national/international contexts; to expose students to an interdisciplinary range of conceptual, theoretical and methodological approaches to and debates on violence against women and in contexts of violent conflict; the course also aims to familiarise students with the epistemological and philosophical underpinnings of research methodologies, the politics and ethics of research, the principles of research design and to enable them to evaluate and apply a range of methodologies to research questions related to issues of violence against women; to foster the development of a critical, self-reflexive and independent approach to research and scholarship, as well as the acquisition of transferable skills.Post Graduate Diploma/Post Graduate Certificate - these are a programme for students who wish to follow the taught MA course but not write the dissertation. The diplomas are available in all 4 courses.

Entry requirements

Candidates for the MA 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.

Course modules

Module includes: difference diversity and change; interdisciplinary methods in women's studies; gender violence and justice; women citizenship and conflict; dissertation. Plus 1 research option from each: qualitative methods; work politics and culture; changing the subject.

Assessment methods

Assessment is made by essays, exercises, a portfolio, dissertation of 15-20,000 words.

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 £ 6,650 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 15,680 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Part-time £ 3,320 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MA Part-time £ 7,840 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years
PgCert Full-time - 1 years
PgDip Full-time £ 11,760 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
PgDip Full-time £ 4,980 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
PgDip Part-time £ 2,325 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
PgDip Part-time £ 5,375 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

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

Key information

CWS Administrator
Telephone number: 
01904 323671