Birkbeck, University of London

Course Introduction

This programme is built around the interdisciplinary study of gender and sexuality, bridging the divide between the social sciences and the arts and humanities. The programme focuses on political and social issues, including the diverse and changing nature of personal relationships, economics and the workforce, and development and legal studies. It addresses the latest debates, using cutting'edge research from this exciting and growing area of study. The programme considers competing theories and approaches to gender and sexuality, and explores the ways in which these intersect with concepts of race, ethnicity, age and class. This course will develop your ability to discuss diverse theories of gender and sexuality and consider how gender and sexuality are represented, and operate, within relevant humanities or social sciences literatures. You will be given a firm grounding in gender theory and will develop the confidence to apply appropriate theories to your independent research project.

Course Modules

You complete a core module, 3 option modules and a dissertation. Full'time students generally take one option module in Term 1 and two option modules in Term 2; part'time students generally take one option module in Term 2 of their first year, one in Term 1 of their second year, and one in Term 2 of their second year. However, option modules are available in all 3 terms. You choose option modules from 2 lists compiled each year: you must take at least 2 option modules from the MSc Gender options list and may take 1 option module from the MA Gender options list. Workshops and presentations of students' research take place throughout the year.

Course Additional Entry

Good 2nd Class Honours degree. Other relevant qualifications, and appropriate professional training and experience, are also welcome. If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub'tests.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £13,750  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £6,950  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time Evening
MSc (Postgraduate) £6,875  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 years
Part Time Evening
MSc (Postgraduate) £3,975  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time Evening
PgCert £4,575  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 years
Part Time Evening
PgCert £2,700  Academic year. First year home fees
1 year
Full Time
PgDip £5,000  Whole course. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time Evening
PgDip £2,500  Academic year. First year home fees