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Gender, Sexuality and Society PGDip

Key information
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Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

Human Sexuality Gender Studies Sociology

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This course is ideal if you are interested in how gender and sexuality are constructed, understood and represented in different historical, cultural, geographic and social contexts. We bridge the divide between the social sciences and the arts and humanities and, if you are interested in focusing on political and social issues, this course allows you to explore the diverse and changing nature of personal relationships, economics and the workforce, and development and legal studies.

Assessment is an integral part of your university studies and usually consists of a combination of coursework and examinations, although this will vary from course to course - on some of our courses, assessment is entirely by coursework.

Graduates go in to careers in community and voluntary sector organisations, the public sector and research. Possible professions include social researcher, charity fundraiser, or social worker. This degree may also be useful in becoming a human resources officer or further education lecturer.

Different course options

Full time | Birkbeck, Central London WC1 | 1 year | OCT-19

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

OCT-19

Modules

Theorising Gender focuses on gender and sexuality theory and introduces some key concepts, thinkers and histories. It also looks at some of the practical ways in which we might apply these ideas and so at the relationship between theory and methodology in gender and sexuality research. In most sessions there will be a lecture and seminar. The lectures are designed to provide a broad introduction to an area of gender and sexuality theory and debate. The seminars will allow you to explore the lecture theme in more detail and in critically engaged and applied ways. The module assignments encourage you to practise and develop these skills further.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£5,600

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£10,150

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Standard postgraduate entry requirement is a second-class honours degree (2:2 or above) from a UK university, or an equivalent international qualification. We will review every postgraduate application to Birkbeck on its individual merits and their professional qualifications and/or relevant work experience will be taken into consideration positively. We actively support and encourage applications from mature learners. Our standard postgraduate entry requirement for international students is a second-class honours degree (2:2 or above) from a UK university or an equivalent international qualification.

University information

With a history that dates back 200 years, Birkbeck, University of London is unique in that it delivers its near-300 postgraduate courses in the evenings, enabling students to work or focus on other commitments during the day. Courses can be studied full-time or part-time and some can be studied through distance learning. Birkbeck is one of the world’s leading research universities and provides its 700 postgraduate research student with a...more