Taught course

Gender and Politics

University of Bath · Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies

Entry requirements

You should have a bachelor’s honours degree or international equivalent, typically a 2:1 or above.

To apply for this course you should have an undergraduate degree in a social sciences subject. We will also consider graduates with an undergraduate degree in other subjects where you have substantial relevant professional experience.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

If your first language is not English but within the last 2 years you completed your degree in the UK you may be exempt from our English language requirements.

Months of entry


Course content

Develop your knowledge of the intersection between gender and politics. You’ll explore the challenges of gender and identity representation across the globe.

Gender and identity continue to grow in importance as political issues. Because of this, we're living in a time where a full understanding of how these fascinating topics combine and intersect is vital.

Throughout this course, which is one of only a few in the UK that focuses on a combination of gender and politics, you’ll critically analyse the crossover between these subjects.

By exploring identity in the context of national and international politics, you’ll put yourself in a strong position for a policymaking career.

You’ll gain insights into contemporary issues related to gender across the planet. Through examining how gender and identity intersect with politics, policymaking, international relations and political theory, you’ll enhance your understanding of some of the most pressing challenges faced in society.

Other topics you’ll cover include:

  • the politics of gender equality
  • the part gender can play in the peace and reconciliation of countries
  • gender in political representation
  • the steps needed to make electoral organisations more gender equal
  • gender in transitional justice

Learn from experts in the field

You’ll learn from experts in politics and gender studies, as well as staff in the wider Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies community. This is home to our Gender and Sexuality Research Group and a number of research-active teaching staff with expertise in various aspects of politics and international studies.

Gain important career skills

Our master's is one of a few in the UK that focuses specifically on politics and gender. This gives you the chance to stand out with a qualification in this important area.

You’ll have the opportunity to gain:

  • a deep understanding of how gender dynamics influence policymaking and political theory at a local, regional, national and international level
  • a greater professional network by engaging with leading researchers through workshops, events and guest lectures
  • practical skills in preparation for a number of workplace roles through the critical analysis of real-world case studies, in-class role-play activities, and active discussions and debates about current challenges

Graduate prospects

Studying this course is excellent preparation for working in gender policy roles. You could take your expertise into international organisations, multinational corporations, public bodies or think tanks.

You could also take your studies further to doctoral level.

Fees and funding

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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