Taught course

Gender, Sexuality and Culture

Institution
Birkbeck, University of London · History, Classics and Archaeology
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

Good second-class honours degree.

Other relevant qualifications, and appropriate professional training and experience, are also welcome.

Months of entry

October

Course content

Birkbeck's MA Gender, Sexuality and Culture is built around the interdisciplinary study of gender and sexuality, an exciting and growing area of study. This course is ideal if you are interested how gender and sexuality are constructed, understood and represented in different historical, cultural, geographic and social contexts. We bridge the divide between the social sciences and the arts and humanities and, if are interested in focusing on the humanities, this course allows you to explore aspects of gender and sexuality in literature, history, media and film, visual art, philosophy and cultural theory.

This course explores current debates and incorporates the cutting-edge research of world-leading academics at Birkbeck, who are working in feminism and gender studies, LGBTQ+ history and activism, queer theory, and histories of medicine, sexology, psychiatry and psychoanalysis. Our academics are passionate and engaged in the real-world, working towards social justice with activists, policy-makers, academics, and charities and NGOs. You will find yourself in a classroom with a diverse range of people, from many different backgrounds and careers, which generates a lively, enthusiastic learning environment.

You will consider competing ideas and theories about gender and sexuality and explore the ways in which these intersect with concepts of race, ethnicity, age and class. The course will develop your ability to critically discuss these theories and to consider how the humanities can help us understand gender and sexuality.

This firm grounding in theories of gender and sexuality, along with research skills preparation, will help you develop the confidence you need to undertake an independent research project in the area that most interests you.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests.

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Student Advice Service
Email
studentadvice@bbk.ac.uk
Phone
+44(0) 20 3907 0700