Welcome to MA Gender Studies
Overseas Study Trips
There may be opportunities to participate in optional field trips to key international organisations, and national and international political institutions, including New York, Washington D.C, Brussels, Ypres, and The Hague. Places are limited so students are encouraged to register their interest early in the academic year. Students who wish to take part are responsible for covering their own travel, accommodation, and general living costs.
Research Areas, Projects and Topics
Research within the School of Social and Political Sciences is diverse. Examples include work on violence against women and girls in the UK and India by Dr Sundari Aritha. Dr Catherine Bochel holds a research fellowship at the House of Commons considering key elements of public engagement, and Professor Hugh Bochel a fellowship at the Scottish Parliament, looking at committee witnesses. These projects involved working with MPs, MSPs, and officials on ways to enhance the work of the two legislatures.
Students can engage in the Eleanor Glanville Centre, the University’s centre for equality. Research themes within the centre include inclusive environments, life course, embodiment, social construction, culture and creativity, and perceptions and prejudice.
How You Study
An Introduction to Your Modules
† Some courses may offer optional modules. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by staff availability.
How you are assessed
Career and Personal Development
The programme is designed to develop specialist subject knowledge relevant to careers in a wide range of areas, such as the voluntary and public sectors. Students have the opportunity to develop a set of transferable skills relevant to roles in social research and that are vital for further academic study at doctoral level.
The University Careers and Employability team can provide tailored, individual support and careers advice. The service can include one-to-one coaching, CV advice, and interview preparation. Alumni can continue to access support and advice for up 15 months after graduating. The service works closely with local, national, and international employers, acting as a gateway to the business world.
Entry Requirements 2023-24
Dr Ana Jordan - Programme Leader
Ana's research expertise is in gender politics, masculinities and feminist theory. She has published on men's movements, including the construction of fatherhood(s) and masculinity/ies by fathers' rights groups and the politics of men's rights groups. She has also researched and published on gender-based violence in universities. Ana teaches the MA modules Feminisms: Theories and Debates and Masculinities, Power and Society and co-convenes the Gender and Sexuality Reading Group.Academic Staff List Make an Enquiry
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