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Sexuality and Gender Studies MRes

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Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Key information
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Qualification type

MRes - Master of Research

Subject areas

Gender Studies Human Sexuality

Course type

Research

Course Summary

The MRes in Sexuality and Gender Studies is an example of truly interdisciplinary collaboration, staffed by academics from a range of disciplines, each bringing their specific expertise to bear on the topics under discussion. The programme introduces you to a range of theoretical and methodological issues and debates, which have characterised the development of sexuality and gender studies in the twentieth century. These include: feminist theory, masculinity studies, queer theory, postcolonial theory, psychoanalysis, ethnography, sexology, and criminology.

The MRes programme features three taught modules, followed by a 20,000-word thesis.

The course aims to ensure that, at the end of the programme, you are able to: deploy relevant methodologies and theoretical discourses; elaborate critical positions and engage in debate on a broad range of texts and disciplinary fields; carry out independent research, even as a foundation for doctoral study. The programme provides you with sophisticated theoretical frameworks and methodologies with which to approach issues of sexuality and gender in a range of texts (literary, visual, film, dramatic) and in socio-cultural contexts. It ensures a solid methodological foundation for your own exploration of sexuality and/ or gender in your chosen area.

This Degree will provide excellent preparation for employment and this will be further enhanced by a range of employability support services offered by the University.

Modules

This module combines generic Research Skills sessions offered by the College of Arts and Law with sessions focussed on the written assessments.
Thesis

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£6,120

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£17,880

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need to have a good (normally a 2:1 or above) Honours degree, or an equivalent qualification if you were educated outside the UK. Any academic and professional qualifications or relevant professional experience you may have are normally taken into account, and in some cases, form an integral part of the entrance requirements.

University information

Part of the Russell Group of UK universities, the University of Birmingham has been developing great minds, encouraging challenging debates and pushing the boundaries of innovation and excellence for over 100 years. Over 14,000 students from over 150 countries choose to study at Birmingham, meaning you will be part of a diverse and vibrant community. 40% of this student population are postgraduates. Birmingham understands that you want to...more