Taught course

Gender Studies: International Relations

Royal Holloway, University of London · Department of Politics, International Relations and Philosophy

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 also be considered.

Months of entry


Course content

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 international relations.

Studying MSc Gender Studies & International Relations will help you understand how gender, sexuality and identity constitute global politics. Studying this inter-disciplinary degree closely aligned with our Gender Institute and our Department of Politics, International Relations and Philosophy means that you will learn from internationally renowned experts specialised in gender research and IR. 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. You will be able to choose from a range of optional modules covering a range of topics such gender and protest, international security, analysing international politics, to name a few. Through the MSc Gender Studies & International Relations you will:

  • Gain a critical awareness of gender activism
  • Study general gender studies modules and specialise in your subject of choice
  • Explore how gender inequalities operate in global politics, international security and conflict, in international settings and across various regions of the world
  • Learn about gender and IR while gaining research skills tailored to your interests and future projects

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