Taught course

Gender Studies (Research Methods)

University of Strathclyde · Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

An undergraduate honours degree in a relevant field of study with a classification of at least 2:1 (Second Class Upper). Relevant disciplines include social science or humanities subjects.

Applicants without this level of qualification will be considered with significant/appropriate work/vocational/professional experience in a relevant field of employment.


Months of entry


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.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

HaSS PGT Enquiries
0141 444 8600