Research course

Women and Gender Studies

University of Warwick · Department of Sociology

Entry requirements

A Master's level degree in Sociology or a related subject (however, all serious applications from other disciplines will be considered)

Months of entry


Course content

Women’s and Gender Studies is an interdisciplinary area of study which draws on Sociology and other social science disciplines, as well as those which are located in the humanities. It encompasses a wide area of interests ranging from investigations into the ways in which society is structured to explorations of cultural representations and texts. A central concern is to analyse how different bases of inequality and identity, such as race, gender and class, intersect with each other.

The Department has particular expertise in: gender and sexualities; the body; families and households; paid and unpaid work; gender and migration; gender and politics; gender and development; education; gender and violence; feminist social movements; feminist theory and methods; Black feminist thought; feminist media and cultural studies; and food policy.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language, you must have an IELTS score of 7.0 with no more than two components at 6.5 or 6.0, or other accepted language test.

Fees and funding

UK students
Estimated 2018/19 fee: £8,580
International students
Estimated 2018/19 fee: £19,300

There are several funding opportunities available for students applying for this course. These include external awards, wider University awards and departmental scholarships. Details can be found here:

Qualification and course duration


full time
36-48 months
part time
84 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Office
+44 (0)24 765 23600