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Gender Studies (Humanities) MPhil

Gender Studies (Humanities) MPhil

Key information

Qualification type

MPhil - Master of Philosophy

Subject areas

Gender Studies Humanities / General Studies / Combined Studies

Course type


Course Summary

Sussex has a long-established reputation for research excellence in the broad field of gender studies. From trans-activism to pro-anorexia websites and from LGBTQ family-making to homonationalism – our postgraduate students are engaged in cutting-edge research.


On the humanities route in Gender Studies, you have the opportunity to explore cultural, social and political approaches to the field. Our expert faculty offer guidance and supervision for a wide range of research projects, including:

  • identities and subcultures
  • the cultural politics of representation
  • cultural geographies
  • digital media
  • LGBT and queer studies
  • gender and cultural forms.

For an MPhil, your work is an independent piece of research but in less depth than for a PhD. You’ll graduate with the degree title Master of Philosophy. You might be able to change to a PhD while you study for an MPhil.

Different course options

Full time | University of Sussex | 3 years | MAY-20

Study mode

Full time


3 years

Start date


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

You’re normally expected to have a Merit (an average of 60% overall) in a Masters degree and an upper second-class (2.1) undergraduate honours degree. Your qualification should be in a subject relevant to your chosen area of research. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.