Taught course

Applied Gender Studies

Institution
University of Strathclyde · Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Qualifications
MSc

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Entry requirements

First or second class Honours degree, or overseas equivalent, in a relevant discipline, usually in the Humanities and Social Sciences.

Applicants with relevant experience (paid or voluntary) in feminist, queer or equalities work will also be considered.

Supporting references: academic references where possible, but for students applying from a professional background, professional references are appropriate.

Months of entry

September

Course content

  • Develop analytical and practical skills to engage critically with contemporary gender issues
  • Undertake research placements with organisations from the feminist third sector and organisations committed to gender equality in education, arts, culture and sport
  • Study how gender ‘works’ in relation to other structural inequalities such as race, sexuality, class and disability within society

If you wish to pursue a career in the charitable, education, government or civil service or the heritage sectors then this course is ideally suited to you. It will also appeal to those who may already be working within an organisation with a strong interest in gender in society.

For those who are interested in pursuing a more research-focused option the MSc Applied Gender Studies can also be taken as a Research Methods route. This allows graduates to meet the criteria for ESRC funding, an important factor if you plan to go on to PhD study in the Social Sciences.

By completing this course you will develop the analytical and practical skills necessary to engage critically with contemporary gender issues including:

  • gender theory
  • gender equality
  • feminist theory
  • queer theory
  • LGBT studies
  • gender & society

A key focus of this course is how these concepts can be applied within real-world contexts. You will have the opportunity to gain first-hand experience working on a research project with an external organisation from the feminist third sector and organisations committed to gender equality in arts, culture and sport.

Research Methods

In addition to the MSc Applied Gender Studies, we also offer the MSc Applied Gender Studies (Research Methods) which is the recommended route for students intending to apply for a PhD in the Social Sciences.

Students on this programme take core modules Feminist Knowledge and Research, Advanced Topics in Gender Studies, Perspectives on Social Research, Quantitative Methods and Qualitative Methods.

Students following this route take only one of the optional courses listed above and similarly complete a dissertation.

Information for international students

Our current standard requirements are:

IELTS (Academic): 6.5 overall (no individual band less than 5.5)

Fees and funding

UK students
£7,100 (F/T)
International students
£16,000

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Phone
+44 (0) 141 444 8220