Taught course

Sex, Gender, Violence: Contemporary Critical Approaches

University of Aberdeen · School of Social Science

Entry requirements

Applicants for admission will normally be expected to hold a relevant Honours degree of at least 2:1 standard or equivalent from a recognised university. In exceptional circumstances applicants without this qualification may be admitted to having an alternative qualification, or an approved level of work experience, appropriate to the field of study.

Months of entry


Course content

In this programme the focus will be on the relationships between sex, gender and violence. Questions underpinning the programme and core course include: How are gender, sex and violence inter-connected? In ways do they co-produce each other? Why does legislation against violence so often transpire as inadequate, perhaps especially in the case of gendered and sexual violence? As the links between sex, gender and violence appear intimate and often lethal, a central but not exclusive focus of the programme will be on theories and practices of sex/gender. We will also consider the different sites through which violence appears or can be seen, for example in popular culture or the production and enactment of masculinities. The focus will not remain on what we commonly understand to be sensational violence, we will also pay close attention to the brutal fecundity of violence through the banality of every-day ordinary violence. Furthermore, we will pay close attention to the brutal fecundity of violence through the banality of everyday ordinary violence.

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Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


full time
9 months
part time
18 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Office
+44 (0) 1224 272762