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PGDip Women, Violence, and Conflict

PGDip Women, Violence, and Conflict

Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

Conflict Management (Business)

Course type


Course Summary

Violence and conflict are always gendered processes. Shining a critical light on gender helps us to understand violence and conflict better.

This Postgraduate Diploma is ideal for students looking to broaden their theoretical perspective on the area of women, violence and conflict by applying feminist theoretical approaches and a gendered lens. Attentive to intersecting categories, you'll form an awareness of how violence and conflict affect gendered lives differently in local and global contexts.

The course's specialist focus on gendered experiences of violence and conflict provides the advanced knowledge suitable for careers in organisations engaging with issues around human rights, politics and welfare support.

The course is designed to challenge preconceptions, and foster your understanding of a range of significant issues and developments within feminist theory, cultivating critical skills that are applicable not only for independent learning but also for interpreting everyday gendered lives.

Careers and skills

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, Violence and Conflict 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 | 28-SEP-20

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



The module will focus on the relation between gender, (political) cause and diverse forms of intervention in relation to conflict. It also considers definitions of citizenship and asks what role these definitions play in defining womens ability to participate in conflict and its resolution. Women have had and continue to have an attenuated link with citizenship, frequently acquiring the rights to it only through their dependence on a male. This raises important questions, for instance in the context of sexual citizenship. This module will therefore look at gender, political causes and interventions with a view of delineating paths towards change and towards the feminization of peace. An important part of the module will be students choice of one cause and the interventions that were made in relation to that cause which students will research for their presentations and subsequent write-up in essay form.

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

Undergraduate degree: 2:1 or equivalent in a related subject. Other qualifications and experience: Applications from those with other qualifications may be considered on their merits. Applications are also welcomed from mature students and those returning to education.