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Gender, Sexuality and Culture MA

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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Human Sexuality Gender Studies Cultural Studies

Course type


Course Summary

This programme is built around the interdisciplinary study of gender and sexuality, bridging the divide between the social sciences and the arts and humanities. The Gender, Sexuality and Culture programme is designed for those with special interests in the humanities, including literature, history, media and film, visual art, philosophy and cultural theory. It addresses the latest debates, using cutting-edge research from this exciting and growing area of study. It considers competing theories and approaches to gender and sexuality, and explores the ways in which these intersect with concepts of race, ethnicity, age and class.

This course will develop your ability to discuss diverse theories of gender and sexuality and consider how gender and sexuality are represented, and operate, within relevant humanities or social sciences literatures. You will be given a firm grounding in gender theory and will develop the confidence to apply appropriate theories to your independent research project.

Different course options

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

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



This course focuses on the genesis of gender and sexuality theory and introduces some of the key concepts and thinkers. It explores the place of gender in securing identities, shaping desires and framing cultural meanings and social arrangements. It examines some of the disputes over conceptions of gender and sexuality, and explores the complex structures binding them together. It looks, too, at the relationship of gendered and sexualised identities and identifications to hierarchies of dominance and subordination and to the intersections of class, race, ethnicity and other modes of social belonging.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have a good second-class honours degree. Other relevant qualifications, and appropriate professional training and experience, are also welcome.


Birkbeck, Central London WC1

Malet Street





Nearest train station:

Euston 0.5 Miles away