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Sex, Gender, Violence: Contemporary Critical Approaches MSc

University of Aberdeen · School of Social Science

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In this programme the focus will be on the relationships between sex, gender and violence, and the ways in which they co-produce each other. We understand whether systems are inadequate, understand enactment of masculinities, sensational violence and cultural influences.We try to understand the issues that lead to gender inequality by looking at the different relationships in different cultures and societies that exist or existed to understand impacts and reasons for inequalities.

Courses include: Qualitative Sociology: Philosophy and Methods, Advanced Social Theory, Sex Gender Violence: Crticial Approaches and your Dissertation. Optional Courses include: Dimensions of Globalisation, The Comparative Study of European Societies, Religious Belief and Practice in the Modern World, Global Conflict and Peace Processes.


Why Study at Aberdeen?

  • You get in depth understanding of the subject from experts researching in a centre dedicated to the discipline at one of the few Universities offering a Master's degree in this specialist area
  • The degree prepares you for work within International Development, Diplomacy, Security, Peace Building, Charities, Non Government Organisations, Women's Rights and International Justice plus many organisations which work at Country and Local Government level to improve equalities issues in society.

Quick Facts

  • Start Date – September
  • Delivery – Campus
  • Study Options – Full Time, Part Time
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Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


full time
9 months
part time
18 months

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