University of York

University of York

European Gender and Equality Studies

This programme provides students with a solid grounding in interdisciplinary women's studies, emphasizing gendered aspects of social and cultural life in relation to other social divisions and inequalities; to enable students to expand their knowledge of European languages and cultures through spending the equivalent of a second semester in a further European country; it exposes students to an interdisciplinary range of conceptual, theoretical and methodological approaches to and debates within women's studies; students spend 1 or 2 semesters at a partner university, and complete a dissertation on an agreed topic.

Entry requirements

Candidates are normally require to have a Bachelor degree in relevant subject to 2.1 standard or equivalent and/or relevant experience (through work; volunteering; or similar) language requirement: IELTS 6.5 or equivalent in English; AS level plus 1 additional year language training (minimum) or equivalent in French/Spanish for mobility period to any partner institution except Abo Akademi University where IIELTS 6.5 is required (classes taught in English).

Course modules

Modules include: difference, diversity and change; quantitative methods and data analysis or qualitative methods; work politics and culture; dissertation. Optional modules include: new directions in feminist thought; gender and diasporic identities; gender violence and justice; mobility period abroad. Possibly 1 further optional module from: feminism and sexuality; women citizenship and conflict; from body beautiful to body politic; advanced research methods.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on written coursework; dissertation.

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 £ 4,650 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MA Full-time £ 10,970 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