Taught course

Gender History

University of Glasgow · School of Humanities

Entry requirements

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. Further information regarding academic entry requirements: student.recruitment@glasgow.ac.uk

Months of entry


Course content

This Masters in Gender History provides the opportunity to develop and deepen analysis of the workings of gender in the past. In conjunction with Glasgow 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 allows in-depth research into particular questions.

Why Glasgow

  • This is a pioneering and innovative programme in an area that is becoming increasingly significant within many spheres of professional and voluntary engagement.
  • You will have the opportunity to focus upon issues that matter to you and are relevant to your own practice.
  • You will be taught by people who have research specialisms in this field and are personally involved in values-based practice.

Programme Structure

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. An annual masterclass for postgraduates with an interest in Gender History is led by a distinguished visiting speaker in conjunction with the Gender & History annual public lecture hosted by the Centre for Gender History.

Core Courses

  • Gender, Politics and Power;
  • Research, Resources and Skills for Historians

Optional Courses

  • All options on offer within History MLitt/MSc programmes in Arts and Social Sciences

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 6.0. IBTOEFL: 92; no sub-test less than 20

Fees and funding

UK students
International students


Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


part time
18 months
full time
9 months

Course contact details

Dr Alex Shepard