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Gender History MSc/PgDip

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Gender Studies Social History

Course type


Course Summary

The Masters in Gender History is a unique programme which provides specialist instruction in the skills and approaches required to conduct a gendered analysis of the past. The leading course of its kind in Britain, it draws on the expertise of world-leading scholars from the Centre for Gender History to provide tuition on topics including feminism, patriarchy, sexuality, masculinity and intersectionality and their application to a wide range of historical contexts.


  • The Masters in Gender History is the only course of its kind in Britain, offering specialised tuition in the gendered analysis of the past.
  • It is run by the Centre for Gender History, which is home to the largest concentration of gender historians in Britain and offers an unparalleled environment for study and research in this field.
  • On this programme you will receive expert tuition in the theoretical and methodological approaches to gender history and their application to a wide range of historical and cultural contexts. The course is taught by world-leading scholars in gender history, committed to developing and deepening your own research interests.
  • As a student within the Centre for Gender History, you will become a member of a vibrant and unique research centre, with a thriving postgraduate community and a programme of tailored workshops, research seminars, and knowledge exchange events.
  • Activities run annually by the Centre include a postgraduate gender history reading group, a high-profile research seminar series, and an annual public engagement workshop on a theme of contemporary concern. The Centre also regularly hosts visiting international scholars.
  • The Centre for Gender History fosters close ties with Glasgow’s world-class museums, galleries and libraries, including Glasgow Women’s Library, the only accredited museum in the UK dedicated to women’s lives, histories and achievements.

Students will also achieve PgDip exit awards during this course.


The research skills and methods you’ll gain on this programme give you the transferable skills you need for positions in the public and private sectors, including heritage policy and projects, media and teaching. The programme is also an excellent foundation for a PhD.

Different course options

Full time | University of Glasgow | 1 year | 21-SEP-20

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



This course will introduce students to approaches to Gender Studies by focusing on the interpretation and contextualisation of various forms of text. Written texts (historical as well as contemporary ones), oral self-narration, visual texts and other sources will be critically discussed and given meaning by looking at the gendered nature of interpretation and expression. Assigned texts and topics will vary from year to year reflecting staff research interests.

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

Entry requirements for postgraduate taught programmes are a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification (for example, GPA 3.0 or above) in a relevant subject unless otherwise specified. You’ll also need to submit a short (one paragraph) statement of interest in this programme.

University information

The University of Glasgow is one of four ancient universities in Scotland, founded back in 1451. The university is part of the prestigious Russell Group, and is one of only two universities in the UK to be awarded a 5 Stars Plus by the QS University Rankings 2017. Alumni include seven Nobel Prize winners, Scotland’s First Minister and a Prime Minister, while Albert Einstein gave a lecture on the theory of relativity there back in 1933. The...more