Taught course

Gender, Sexuality and Culture

Institution
The University of Manchester · English and American Studies
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

For the MA, a First or Upper Second class honours degree or overseas equivalent, in any area of the humanities or social sciences..

Months of entry

September

Course content

The MA in Gender, Sexuality and Culture is a highly interdisciplinary programme that will: Introduce new approaches to gender studies and sexuality studies as a theoretical, social, cultural, political and historical field of investigation; challenge current understandings of gender and sexuality by interrogating cultural identities, such as queer, homosexual, gay, straight, bisexual, transgendered; examine cultural production and cultural theory in relating to other power systems, such as race, ethnicity and class; and offer training in research methods.

The MA in Gender, Sexuality and Culture is a highly interdisciplinary programme that will:

introduce new approaches to gender studies and sexuality studies as a theoretical, social, cultural, political and historical field of investigation
challenge current understandings of gender and sexuality by interrogating cultural identities, such as queer, heterosexual, homosexual, gay, straight, bisexual, transgendered
examine cultural production and cultural theory in relation to other power systems, such as race, ethnicity and class
offer training in research methods Students from all academic backgrounds are invited to apply.
This approach is unique within the UK as it brings together scholars who offer options in a range of academic disciplines, including English and American Studies, Art History or Visual Culture, History, Modern Language, Religions and Theology, History of Medicine, Sociology, Social Anthropology, and others. The research culture of the University of Manchester is unusually rich for the study of gender and sexuality, and many departments with offerings in this area are ranked 5 or 5*. Based in the Centre for the Study of Sexuality and Culture, graduate students can take advantage of the stimulating research environment with regular seminar series such as "Gender, Sexuality and Culture: New Exchanges" and conferences.

Information for international students

Overall IELTS score of 7.0 to include a writing score of 7.0, or 620 in the TOEFL written test or 260 in the computerised TOEFL (including 5 in TWE) or 103 in the internet-based TOEFL

Fees and funding

In most years a number of departmental and Faculty bursaries are available. Candidates applying for AHRC funding through the University of Manchester will be considered for these awards the deadline for which is usually 1st March. Further information is available from the Postgraduate Admissions Administrator or the University website.

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment75
Dissertation25 (12000 words)

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions Administrator
Email
masalc@manchester.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 161 275 0322