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Women's Studies (Humanities) PGDip

Women's Studies (Humanities) PGDip

Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

Women's Studies Humanities / General Studies / Combined Studies

Course type


Course Summary

The PGDip in Women’s Studies (Humanities) is a tailored programme for those with a particular interest in humanities-informed approaches to interdisciplinary women’s and gender studies. You will address a diverse range of theoretical and methodological approaches to women's and gender studies, developing a critical awareness of the gendered aspects of cultural life, representation and textual enquiry. You will have the opportunity to focus on a variety of cultural perspectives and practices – literary, visual, and artistic – from both contemporary and historical cultures and across a range of geographical and societal spaces. You will also acquire practical research skills, extending your knowledge of humanities-informed feminist methodologies. Our programmes emphasise a feminist sensitivity to difference and power relations, advocating transferable skills applicable in the realms of public engagement and career development. You will learn to analyse your own preconceptions and engage with a wide variety of social/political issues, facilitating your development into responsible global citizens. Fostering enhanced analytical and critical thinking skills, and the ability to communicate complex ideas with nuance and awareness of difference and diversity, this PGDip in Women's Studies (Humanities) also offers a suitable foundation for graduates wishing to pursue further education in the field.

Different course options

Full time | University of York | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



This module draws on three main strands: we explore the work of feminist artists, performers and writers; we assess how activists can and do use forms of art for political purposes; and we learn how to produce our own feminist cultural activist material (e.g. pamphlets, photos, slam poetry) for a specific context. No prior artistic skills are necessary.

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

Applicants are normally required to have an upper second class degree or its equivalent, however, applications from those with other qualifications may be considered on their merits. Applications are also welcomed from mature students and those returning to education.