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Course summary

Question the concepts surrounding gender and international development on Warwick's MA. Offered by Warwick's Sociology Department, you will be able to choose from a wide range of cutting-edge specialist modules, looking out how gender is cross-cut by other differences, including sexuality, race and social class. Course overview If you are interested in questioning the concepts of gender and development, and giving priority to issues and debates identified within specific countries – rather than relying on predominantly western literature – then this is the programme for you. It is an international, interdisciplinary and analytical course. It does not assume that development is about the ‘third world’ modelling itself on the west, nor about women modelling themselves on men.


Core modules

  • Gender, Analysis and Development Practice
  • Gender, Imperialism and International Development
  • Dissertation (Year One full-time and Year Two part-time)
Optional modules You can take four optional modules, at least one from List (A) and one from List (B). Further modules can be taken from any list but no more than one outside option can normally be taken, from the list of Recommended Outside Options (List D) or, by agreement with the Course Convenor, one module offered by another Department or Centre within the Faculty of Social Sciences. List A
  • Market Life: Wealth and Poverty in Global Capitalism
  • Social Research for Social Change
  • The Sociology of Urban Life
  • Postcolonial Theory and Politics
  • Transnational Media Ecologies
  • Feminist Pedagogy Feminist Activism
  • Queering Sociology
  • Indigenous and Global South Feminisms
List B
  • Qualitative Methods in Social Research
  • Quantitative Methods in Social Research
  • Understanding Social Science
  • Researching Inequality: Race, Class, Gender in Global Perspective
List C
  • Politics and Social Theory
  • Capitalism, State and Market
  • State of the Art of Sociology
  • Sociology of End Times
  • Prisons, Punishment and Penal Policy: A Comparative Perspective
  • Mastering Complex Real-World Data
List D
  • Women’s Human Rights and Global Justice
Read more about our core and optional modules on the Sociology website.

Assessment method

Taught modules are assessed through written assignments. You will focus on your 15-000 word dissertation after the end of Spring Term.

Entry requirements

**Minimum requirements** 2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a related subject. **English language requirements** You can find out more about our English language requirements. This course requires the following: - Band B - IELTS overall score of 7.0, minimum component scores of two at 6.0/6.5 and the rest at 7.0 or above. **International qualifications** We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more information, please visit the international entry requirements page. **Additional requirements** Read our department advice on applying to ensure your application has the best chance for success.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

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Sponsorship information

British Chevening awards (apply through local British Council offices); past students have obtained awards from World Bank; Soros Foundation; Ford Foundation; Commonwealth Scholarships.

Gender and International Development at University of Warwick - UCAS