USPs of the course: Taught at the School of Social and Political Sciences of the UK-based University of Lincoln, MA in Gender Studies is a unique programme inspired by curiosity about gender, how gender operates, what difference gender makes and how gender might be imagined in ways that could facilitate resistance and change. The Master's programme is potentially of interest to people with a wide variety of academic background from the humanities, social sciences and beyond, as well as from diverse professional background.
The postgraduate course offers the opportunity to explore ideas of gender and gain knowledge of contemporary issues on gender in a global context, at an advanced level. It aims at enabling the students to develop the conceptual and critical skills to think, write and talk about gender in more complex ways. The cross-disciplinary programme includes a distinctive range of cutting-edge modules like Feminisms: Theories and Debates; Global Issues in Gender and Sexuality; Gender, Culture and Media in a Global Context; Masculinities, Power and Society.
In addition to the aforementioned, research methods are an integral element of this degree and students will receive training in both qualitative and quantitative research skills. They will also conduct their own piece of research (with the support of a supervisor) in the form of the Independent Study. Overall, the MA Gender Studies is designed to provide students with the opportunity to produce their own knowledge in an area of gender studies.
Course Duration: 1 year
Career Prospects for Course Graduates: The programme is designed to facilitate development of specialist subject knowledge relevant to careers in a wide range of areas, such as the voluntary and public sectors.
Eligibility Criteria: The MA programme is open to students with second class honors' degree or equivalent or with relevant experience. Also, all students should have a basic Mathematics qualification, equivalent to a C at GCSE level.
Commencing From: September 2016
Course Fee: £11,700 (after a reduction of £2000 as part of Global Postgraduate/International Alumni Scholarship)
Scholarships: A scholarship amount of £2,000 will be deducted from the programme fees as part of either Global Postgraduate Scholarship (available for the international postgraduate applicants meeting the entry requirements) or International Alumni Scholarship (available for self-funding international students who have previously studied an undergraduate course at the University and progress onto a postgraduate course). A student will be eligible for one of these scholarships.
Application Deadline: 15th July 2016
For further details about the course, click on the following link: http://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/course/genwomma/