Entry requirements for postgraduate taught programmes are a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification (for example, GPA 3.0 or above) in a relevant subject unless otherwise specified.
International students with academic qualifications below those required should contact our partner institution, Glasgow International College, who offer a range of pre-Masters courses.
Months of entry
This Masters in Gender History provides the opportunity to develop and deepen analysis of the workings of gender in the past. In conjunction with the University’s Centre for Gender History, which brings together one of the largest concentrations of gender historians in the UK, the programme encourages cross-chronological and cross-cultural comparisons as well as allowing in-depth research into particular questions.
Why this programme
- This programme focuses on an area that is becoming increasingly significant within many spheres of professional and voluntary engagement.
- You will be taught by people who have research specialisms in this field and are personally involved in values-based practice, and have the opportunity to focus upon issues that matter to you and are relevant to your own practice.
Learning and teaching approaches are varied. Technical skills are taught through lectures and workshops associated with the core course, while the conceptual foundations for gender history are taught through the weekly seminars.
Independent and self reflective critical work is fostered through written assignments and seminar presentations, and culminates in the dissertation.
Students taking the MSc in Gender History benefit from membership of the Hufton Reading Group (organised by postgraduates for postgraduates with an interest in Gender History) and from attendance at the Centre for Gender History’s research seminar as well as the Centre’s annual Public Engagement Workshop.
- Gender, Politics and Power
- Gender, culture and text
- Research, Resources and Skills for Historians
- All options on offer within History MLitt/MSc programmes in Arts and Social Sciences
Apart from continuing to study a PhD, you can transfer the Arts research skills and methods you learn on this programme to positions in the modern public and private sectors, such as heritage, policy and projects, journalism and teaching.
Positions held by recent History graduates include Editor Business & History Products, Lead Scholar/Instructor and Secretary.
Information for international students
For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level.
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training):
- overall score 6.5
- no sub-test less than 6.5
- or equivalent scores in another recognised qualification:
Common equivalent English language qualifications
All stated English tests are acceptable for admission for both home/EU and international students for this programme:
- ibTOEFL: 92; no sub-test less than:
- Reading: 23
- Speaking: 23
- Writing: 24
- CAE (Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 176
- CPE (Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 176
- PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English, Academic test): 64 overall; no sub-test less than 62
- Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English: ISEII at Distinction with Distinction in all sub-tests
For international students, the Home Office has confirmed that the University can choose to use these tests to make its own assessment of English language ability for visa applications to degree level programmes. The University is also able to accept an IELTS test (Academic module) from any of the 1000 IELTS test centres from around the world and we do not require a specific UKVI IELTS test for degree level programmes. We therefore still accept any of the English tests listed for admission to this programme.
The University of Glasgow accepts evidence of the required language level from the English for Academic Study Unit Pre-sessional courses. We also consider other BALEAP accredited pre-sessional courses:
Fees and funding
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Dr Alex Shepard