Taught course

Gender Studies: Politics

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

The MSc Gender Studies is a unique interdisciplinary degree that provides students with critical, advanced knowledge of gender research, theory and practice, based in contemporary intersectional gender and sexuality studies, while also allowing them to develop specialist knowledge in their chosen subject area by enrolling in one of our six pathways (Global Futures, History, History and Socio-Legal Studies, Politics, Philosophy, or International Relations).

The MSc Gender Studies & Politics will put questions of power, inequality, and identity at the heart of your studies here at Royal Holloway. Studying this interdisciplinary 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 politics. 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 cover a range of topics such as gender and protest, international security, analysing international politics, to name a few.

Through the MSc Gender Studies & Politics you will:

  • Gain a critical awareness of gender activism
  • Study general gender studies modules and specialise in your subject of choice
  • Learn about gender and politics while gaining research skills tailored to your interests and future projects
  • Learn how gender intersects with inequalities, notably race, sexuality and class, in political and social structures and relationships

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