Research course

Gender and Women's Studies

Lancaster University · Gender and Women's Studies

Entry requirements

An upper second class honours degree, or its equivalent, in a relevant subject and a viable research proposal.

Months of entry


Course content

The PhD in Gender and Women’s Studies offers an opportunity to be co-supervised across a wide range of departments and thus to work in a highly interdisciplinary way. You will be part of our vibrant cross-faculty feminist community, which hosts a diverse range of events at the University and in the city. You will be assigned PhD supervisors (normally two) whose current active research interests and expertise matches your chosen topic. Close working relations are enjoyed with other departments at Lancaster, and in many cases there is cross-departmental supervision.

Department specialisms

Centre for Gender and Women’s Studies (CGWS) CGWS is an interdisciplinary research centre with members from across the University working on a wide range of topics relating to feminism, gender and other inequalities, sex, reproduction and sexuality. The Centre fosters links between academic research and political movements for gender equality and social justice. Staff research interests are diverse, reflecting the interdisciplinary and post-disciplinary nature of research in gender and women’s studies in the Centre.

Information for international students

IELTS: 7.0 or equivalent.

Fees and funding


Qualification and course duration


full time
36/24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Coordinator
+44 (0)1524 593148