Research course

Women's Studies

Institution
University of York · Centre for Women's Studies
Qualifications
MPhilPhD

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Entry requirements

For further information please contact the Centre’s Administrator cws@york.ac.uk

Months of entry

October

Course content

We provide an interdisciplinary environment for research and supervision in a wide range of Women's Studies issues to both full- and part-time students.

Each year there are approximately 35 students studying for research degrees. Throughout their registration period, students are given specialised research supervision in their main area of study. This is supported by an academic thesis panel, designed to offer additional help and guidance.

Current areas of interest include:

Feminist theory, gender and sexualities (especially heterosexuality), men and masculinities, fashion and footwear cultures; risk sports; debates in women’s, gender and masculinity studies in the academy; feminist sociology of everyday life; contemporary developments in feminist theory; issues of body image (particularly in relation to aesthetic surgery); gender based violence and refugee and migrant women; visual methodologies; theories of gender and sexuality; popular culture and representation.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MPhil
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PhD
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Centre Administrator
Email
cws@york.ac.uk