Taught course

Gender Studies (Research Methods)

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

Entry requirements

Applied Gender Studies welcomes applicants with diverse educational and professional experiences. To be admitted to the programme students should normally possess:

First (1st) class or upper second (2.1) Honours degree in a relevant discipline, usually in the Humanities and Social Sciences.

OR

Relevant experience (paid or voluntary) in feminist, queer, or equalities work.

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

Suitable minimum level of competency in the English language if the student’s first language is not English or if the student has not been educated wholly or mainly in the medium of English.

For postgraduate studies, the University of Strathclyde requires a minimum overall score of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent (the test to be taken within two years of date of application); TOEFL overall score required is 90-95 in the IBT (internet-based test). Candidates may also be called to interview.

MSc

Months of entry

September

Course content

The MSc Gender Studies and Gender Studies (Research Methods) offer students conceptual and practical skills in gender analysis and research, underpinned by feminist theory. Students are exposed to a range of theoretical and methodological approaches for studying gender. The programme provides history and context to the development of key feminist debates, exploring commonalities and differences in the ways they have played out in different disciplines.

At the heart of the course is a concern about how academic debate informs, shapes and is sometimes also distanced from how gender works in real world contexts. Students explore these issues through a seminar based programme of study and may also be offered the opportunity to apply their learning in real world contexts through the placement module.

The course is inter-disciplinary and places emphasis on social science research methods and data analysis. It is a recommended route for students you are interested in studying social science at PhD level.

The MSc is housed within the Journalism in the School of Humanities but also offers relevant optional modules in the Schools of GPP and Education as well as in History, English and TESOL.

This programme offers student the opportunity to engage with a diverse range of disciplinary approaches however a coherent core explores the interdisciplinary nature of gender studies and will encourage students to understand the links across the different elements of the programme.

Information for international students

For postgraduate studies, the University of Strathclyde requires a minimum overall score of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent (the test to be taken within two years of date of application); TOEFL overall score required is 90-95 in the IBT (internet-based test). Candidates may also be called to interview.

Fees and funding

UK students
£6,250
International students
£14,050

https://www.strath.ac.uk/humanities/scholarships/

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
HaSS PGT Enquiries
Email
hass-pgt-enquiries@strath.ac.uk
Phone
0141 444 8600