Taught course

Multi-disciplinary Gender Studies

University of Cambridge · Department of Politics and International Studies

Entry requirements

Applicants for this course should have achieved a UK 2:1 Honours Degree.

Months of entry


Course content

The MPhil in Multi-disciplinary Gender Studies is a 9-month course designed to provide students with rigorous advanced training in a variety of traditions and methods, including those from feminist and queer theories, as well as thorough examination of frontline research in Gender Studies. It offers expert supervision of a substantial and original research project as well as the provision of a variety of intensive taught courses. The MPhil is designed for those students who wish to go on to prepare a doctoral thesis and also for those students who simply want to enhance their understanding of ‘gender analysis’ - it is a freestanding postgraduate degree course in its own right. The course aims to provide not only subject-related knowledge skills but also transferable research, study and personal skills.

Learning Outcomes

The MPhil in Multi-disciplinary Gender Studies provides an exceptionally wide range of disciplinary approaches, methods and theoretical perspectives to the study of gender. The course will give students the opportunity to develop the skills necessary to:

  • use a range of methods for gathering, analysing and interpreting research material.
  • apply normative theories to substantive research topics.
  • frame research questions, to construct appropriate research designs, and develop a thorough grasp of a wide range of methodological approaches.
  • interpret complex research publications effectively.
  • independently manage primary research, including data management and the writing up of research as well as understanding codes of research practice and research ethics.
  • present research and also to make use of constructive criticism.

Information for international students

Language Requirement

IELTS (Academic)

Element Score

Listening 7.0

Writing 7.0

Reading 7.0

Speaking 7.0

Total 7.5

TOEFL Internet Score

Element Score

Listening 25

Writing 25

Reading 25

Speaking 25

Total 110


Score: Grade A & B (overall score of 193, with no element lower than 185 plus a Language Centre assessment)


Score: Grade A, B, or C (with at least 200 with no element lower than 185).

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MPhil
    full time
    9 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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