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Women, Violence, and Conflict PGDip

Women, Violence, and Conflict PGDip

Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

Women's Studies

Course type


Course Summary

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 will 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. The programme's interdisciplinary and cross-cultural scope is inclusive to all students, regardless of background, culture or existing knowledge and competencies. We foster a diverse and engaging learning experience for all. 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 | SEP

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



This interdisciplinary module provides a foundation for thinking about how we approach gender and violence from a theoretical feminist perspective, where gender is understood as it intersects with categories such as race, ethnicity, class, dis/ability, sexuality, age. Understanding gender as constitutive of how we think about violence, the module interrogates key theorists on violence, critiquing these from a feminist perspective that draws and builds on foundational second-wave feminist analyses of the subject of violence against women.

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.