Taught course

Gender Studies: History and Socio-Legal Studies

Royal Holloway, University of London · Department of History

Entry requirements

UK Lower Class Honours (2:2) or equivalent degree in an essay-based subject.

Professional experience as a gender advisor or in Equality, Diversity and Inclusion may be considered.

Months of entry


Course content

On the History and Socio-Legal Studies pathway you will explore how gender shapes social and legal as well as historical processes. Studying this interdisciplinary degree closely aligned with our Gender Institute Gender Institute and our Department of Law and Criminology and Department of History means that you will learn from internationally renowned experts specialised in gender studies, history, law, criminology and sociology.

The MSc Gender Studies is a unique interdisciplinary degree that provides you with critical, advanced knowledge of gender research, theory and practice, based in contemporary intersectional gender and sexuality studies, while also allowing you to develop specialist knowledge in your chosen pathway.

You’ll have close contact with the academic staff teaching on the course and you’ll receive individual support from your personal tutor from the gender studies teaching team whilst being able to tailor your degree to your interests. Optional modules will a range of topics such as gender, sexuality and crime, feminism in Britain, queer gender and sexuality in the 20th century, and gender and human rights law, to name a few. The degree will allow you to:

• Combine the two subjects to explore historical perspectives on gendered identities and sexuality and their intersection with law and criminology.

• Gain a critical awareness of gender activism

• Study general gender studies modules and specialise in your subject of choice

• Benefit from the support of gender studies, law and history subject experts

Fees and funding


Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Gender Studies Postgraduate Admissions