Taught course

Gender Studies: Philosophy

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

On the MSc Gender Studies & Philosophy you will explore the relevance of gender and sexuality across a range of philosophical debates. 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 philosophy.

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 subject area by enrolling in one of our six pathways (Global Futures, History, History and Socio-Legal Studies, Politics, Philosophy, or International Relations).

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, with optional modules covering a range of topics such as embodiment, protest, twentieth century French philosophy, gender, race and queer philosophy, to name a few.

The MSc Gender Studies and Philosophy will help you:

  • Gain a strong understanding of what gender is, how it has been conceptualised, operationalised, applied and empirically studied
  • Study general gender studies modules and specialise in your subject of choice
  • Learn about philosophies of gender and race, queer and feminist philosophy

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