If you wish to pursue a career in the charitable, education, government or civil service or the heritage sectors then this course is ideally suited to you. It will also appeal to those who may already be working within an organisation with a strong interest in gender in society. For those who are interested in pursuing a more research-focused option, the MSc Applied Gender Studies can also be taken as a Research Methods route. This allows graduates to meet the criteria for ESRC funding, an important factor if you plan to go on to PhD study in the Social Sciences. By completing this course you will develop the analytical and practical skills necessary to engage critically with contemporary gender issues including: gender theory, gender equality, feminist theory, queer theory, LGBT studies, gender & society. A key focus of this course is how these concepts can be applied within real-world contexts. You will have the opportunity to gain first-hand experience working on a research project with an external organisation from the feminist third sector and organisations committed to gender equality in arts, culture and sport.
Course classes: Understanding Gender, Feminisms: Continuity & Change, Feminist Knowledge, Feminist Research Optional classes: Gender Studies Research Placement, Advanced Reading in Gender Studies, Global Queers: Travel Writing & Sexual Politics, Gender, Health & Modern Medicine, Feminism & International Relations, Advanced Oral History, Medicine, Health and the Moving Image, Fleshy Histories: Meat Eating and Meat Avoidance, 1500 to the Present
The assessment is all in the form of coursework, with a range of assessments designed to allow students to demonstrate different research and writing skills. All the core courses have more than one assessment point so that receiving and responding to feedback is built in to the course design. Optional modules are taught and assessed in a variety of ways. On the Research Placement module, students will deliver their research in a form agreed in advance with the Placement provider so as to best meet their needs and provide the student with the opportunity to develop skills in delivering research in real world contexts.
First- or second-class Honours degree, or overseas equivalent, in a relevant discipline, usually in the Humanities & Social Sciences. Applicants with relevant experience (paid or voluntary) in feminist, queer or equalities work will also be considered. Supporting references: academic references where possible, but for students applying from a professional background, professional references are appropriate.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£7300||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£7300||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Our Community Bursary is offering a £700 fee reduction for applicants to the MSc Applied Gender Studies degree programme who are working at one of our community partner organisations (Glasgow Women's Library, Rape Crisis Scotland, Engender, Zero Tolerance, Scottish Women's Aid, Close the Gap, Amina, UN Women and Centre for Feminist Foreign Policy. Please see website for further details and all other scholarship opportunities.