Research course

Gender Studies

UCL - University College London · Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Entry requirements

A first or good upper second-class Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

Months of entry


Course content

Research students can specialise in any aspect of gender or sexuality studies for which suitable supervision is available. Potential supervisors’ disciplinary perspectives are drawn from anthropology, development studies, education, geography, law, literary studies, queer studies, sociology and urban studies.

As a multi-faculty institution in the heart of cosmopolitan London, covering an exceptionally wide range of disciplines, UCL offers an ideal environment for gender studies. Research students have a primary and second supervisor from different disciplines, so studying at UCL provides an opportunity to take full advantage of these inter-disciplinary strengths. UCL was the first British university to admit women on equal terms with men. Women associated with UCL have included family planning pioneer, Marie Stopes, novelists Stella Gibbons and A.S. Byatt, anthropologist Mary Douglas, architect Eileen Gray, crystallographer Kathleen Lonsdale and artists Rachel Whiteread and Paula Rego.

Information for international students


Fees and funding

UK students
£4,635 (FT) £2,315 (PT)
International students
£16,690 (FT) £8,500 (PT)

Funding opportunities available for students taking research programmes are available at:

Qualification and course duration


part time
60 months
full time
36 months


part time
60 months
full time
36 months

Course contact details

Professor Ann Varley
+44 (0)20 7679 5519
020 7679 3001