SOAS, University of London

Course Introduction

The programme provides: specialised research training in gender studies, in addition to focused study of sexuality as well as gender and sexual diversity. This pathway is suitable for students considering advanced postgraduate research in gender studies with a regional specialisation; a broad MA programme for students with some background in women's studies, gender studies, and area studies etc. who wish to enhance their knowledge of gender in relation to cross'cultural issues raised by appreciation of the relationship between gender and sexuality in various legal and political contexts; a special interest MA, which enables students to study gender issues in depth in relation to a particular regional or disciplinary specialisation alongside the acquisition of knowledge of emergent and contemporary study of sexuality in cross'cultural contexts.

Course Modules

Core modules: gender theory and the study of Asia, Africa and the Middle East; queer politics in Asia, Africa and the Middle East; dissertation in gender studies.

Course Additional Entry

Upper 2nd (2.1) UK BA degree in a relevant subject, 3.6 (USA) or equivalent. Relevant professional and activist experience will be taken into account.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate)
2 - 3 years
Part Time
MA (Postgraduate)