Research course

Sexuality and Gender Studies

Institution
University of Birmingham · Arts and Law
Qualifications
MRes

Entry requirements

The Sexuality and Gender Studies programme welcomes applicants from a range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives, but a good Honours degree (2:1 (Hons)) is normally a requirement.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The MRes in Sexuality and Gender Studies is an example of truly interdisciplinary collaboration, staffed by academics from a range of disciplines, each bringing their specific expertise to bear on the topics under discussion. The programme introduces you to a range of theoretical and methodological issues and debates, which have characterised the development of sexuality and gender studies in the twentieth century. These include: feminist theory, masculinity studies, queer theory, postcolonial theory, psychoanalysis, ethnography, sexology, and criminology.

The MRes programme focuses on research and, as such, is broken down into three modules and a thesis, totalling 180 credits:

  • Theories, Issues and Methodologies (20 credits)
  • Sexuality, Gender and Representation (20 credits)
  • Training Needs and Research Skills (20 credits)
  • 20,000 word thesis (120 credits)

Its aim is to ensure that, at the end of the programme, you are able to:

  • Deploy relevant methodologies and theoretical discourses
  • Elaborate critical positions and engage in debate on a broad range of texts and disciplinary fields
  • Carry out independent research, even as a foundation for doctoral study

The programme provides you with sophisticated theoretical frameworks and methodologies with which to approach issues of sexuality and gender in a range of texts (literary, visual, film, dramatic) and in socio-cultural contexts. It ensures a solid methodological foundation for your own exploration of sexuality and/ or gender in your chosen area.

It also gives you the opportunity to specialise in the following (and other) chosen disciplines:

  • History of Art
  • Cultural Studies
  • Modern Languages
  • English
  • History
  • Social Science
  • Education

Explore postgraduate study at Birmingham at one of our on-campus open days (Friday 4 March 2016). Register to attend at: www.birmingham.ac.uk/pgopendays

If you can’t make it to one of our on-campus open days, our virtual open days run regularly throughout the year. For more information, please visit: www.pg.bham.ac.uk

Fees and funding

UK students
£4,121 FT - £2,061 PT
International students
£13,680 FT

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Qualification and course duration

MRes

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate enquiry service
Email
postgraduate@contacts.bham.ac.uk
Phone
0121 414 5005