Taught 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 Sociology or Gender and Women’s Studies (or related field).

Months of entry


Course content

The MA in Gender and Women’s Studies is a taught postgraduate degree which will deepen your perspectives on gender studies and feminism.

As a student on this programme you will gain a thorough knowledge of the key debates and authors within Gender and Women’s Studies as well as the opportunity to develop specialist interests and key research skills. Core modules will take you through the intellectual traditions, concepts and politics which have shaped the evolution of Women’s Studies inside and outside the academy, and will give you the methodological confidence to do your own research.


Compulsory modules:

· Debates in Gender Research

· Gender, Sex and Bodies

· Independent Research Dissertation

Optional modules:

Choose four; options may vary from year to year

· Feminist Media and Cultural Studies

· Feminist Technoscience Studies

· Gender and Violence

· Critical Debates in Media and Cultural Studies

· Consumer Society

· Contemporary Debates in Sociology

Information for international students

IELTS: 7.0 or equivalent.

Fees and funding

UK students
£7540 per year
International students
£16120 per year


Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Coordinator
+44 (0)1524 593148