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MA Gender, Sexuality in Global Politics (Online)

MA Gender, Sexuality in Global Politics (Online)

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MA - Master of Arts

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Politics Human Sexuality Gender Studies

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This online MA Gender, Sexuality in Global Politics programmes provides a comprehensive understanding of the deployment of gender and sexuality in areas related to global politics. It provides a comprehensive understanding of the deployment of gender and sexuality in areas related to global politics. Informed by feminist approaches to knowledge production, International Relations, International Law, conflict resolution, peace-building, political participation, human rights, development and society the programme encompasses micro, meso and macro levels of analysis.

This unique interdisciplinary MA programme offers critical grounded knowledge of gender and sexuality in Asia, Africa and the Middle East, with a focus on the nexus between gender, sexuality and social, political and economic change and development. This online MA degree prepares students for jobs in government agencies, non-governmental organisations, UN bodies and international organisations. Taught by leading scholars and drawing on SOAS expertise in the Global South, the programme provides students with a non-Eurocentric approach to addressing key debates in the field.


Graduates leave SOAS with an enhanced knowledge of gender and equality across cultures, as well as a wide range of transferable skills. Gender Studies is highly regarded by employers across many sectors, as increasingly, policy makers, businesses and governing structures understand the need to engage with gender and sexuality.

Recent Gender Studies graduates have been hired by:

Amnesty International
Association for Women’s Rights in Development
Commission for Gender Equality
Euromet Feminist Initiative
International Organization for Migration
International Rescue Committee
Raising Films
The Children’s Society
The Guardian


This module offers insight into key issues in the study of gender and conflict in the Middle East. It provides a focus for students interested in women's studies, feminism, sexuality and gender, while also offering a gendered approach to the study of conflict in the Middle East. The module will introduce key issues in relation to the gendered dynamics of violence, conflict, and security. While focusing on conflict, the course will explore gendered mobilization for peace and wider political participation.
Dissertation (60 Credits) - Core

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Entry requirements

Upper second-class honours degree (or equivalent). Applicants need to have an academic degree in gender studies or any other degree in the humanities or social sciences. However, a demonstrable interest in gender studies without these academic qualifications will be considered by the admissions tutors.

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At SOAS University of London, students are encouraged to challenge conventional views and to think globally. SOAS is the leading higher education institution in Europe specialising in the study of Asia, Africa and the Near and Middle East, offering over a hundred postgraduate programmes, all taught by world-class specialists. The central London campus is home to a large postgraduate community, with 45% of students studying towards a...more

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