Graduate School

MScR Gender and Culture

This MScR degree programme enables students to develop their interests in gender representation in relation to a range of cultural contexts and research fields.

The study of gender in cultural texts and processes encompasses a dynamic diversity of literary, language and film contexts and critical fields of enquiry. This programme provides students with the opportunity to focus intensively on the construction of gender and sexuality in texts from an exceptional range of historical periods and locations, and encourages critical engagement with approaches emerging from fields of enquiry including feminism, queer theory, critical theory and postcolonialism.

Students will be referred to a principal supervisor according to their particular interests and dissertation proposal.

Programme Structure

The Degree Programme Table for this programme provides you with information on the core and option courses available.

Please note that your choice of options depends on availability and will be decided in consultation with your supervisor.

Learning outcomes

Students should:

  • develop a knowledge and understanding of the cultural construction of gender with reference to an area of representation in which they choose to specialise, and also be able to locate that area of specialisation with regard to the wider field of gender studies.
  • deepen their knowledge and understanding of selected themes and topics in a way that enables them to select and execute an independent piece of research.
  • develop a familiarity with the variety of materials and methodologies that can be used to explore gender representations so as to acquire a critical understanding of some of the ways in which this field of study has been conceptualised and understood by scholars, past and present.
  • develop a familiarity with the variety of materials and methodologies that can be used to explore gender representations so as to acquire a critical understanding of some of the ways in which this field of study has been conceptualised and understood by scholars, past and present.

Contact

To discuss possible topics and areas for the MSc by Research in Gender and Culture please contact Dr Carole Jones.

Apply online

Use our online application process.