Research course

Gender and Culture

University of Edinburgh · School of Literature, Languages and Cultures
MSc by research

Entry requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in a related subject.

All applicants must also meet our English language requirements.

Months of entry


Course content

The study of gender in cultural texts and processes encompasses a dynamic diversity of literary, language and film contexts and critical fields of enquiry.

This programme provides students with the opportunity to focus intensively on the construction of gender and sexuality in texts from an exceptional range of historical periods and locations – from the Middle Ages to the present, in Asian, European, South American and North American contexts – and encourages critical engagement with established and emerging approaches in fields of enquiry including feminism, queer theory, critical theory and postcolonialism.

The programme draws on the teaching and research expertise of a great range of scholars across the School working in internationally renowned departments, including several of the highest rated literature departments in the UK and the oldest department of English Literature in the world.

The programme aims to give students the opportunity to extend their knowledge and understanding of gender in representation, familiarise them with current debates in gender studies, and give them the opportunity to focus in-depth in this field with experienced academic supervisors, and through training in academic research methodologies.

Information for international students

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Qualification and course duration

MSc by research

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Graduate School Administrator
+44 (0)131 650 4114