MA in European Gender Studies
1 year full-time (MDLT03) and 2 years part-time (MDLT04)
The MA in European Gender Studies is an innovative taught postgraduate programme offered by the Centre for Gender Studies in Europe in collaboration with the School of Languages and Cultures (SLC).
The course enables students to engage with the broad range of themes, resources, methodologies and analytical approaches that constitute gender studies from the perspective of European history, thought, culture and society. During the course, students will develop the skills necessary to analyse gendered ideas, representations, lived experiences and policies within their national and cultural contexts.
In an increasingly international and globalised labour market, skills in cross-national and cross-cultural analysis will be at a premium.
The MA in European Gender Studies aims to:
- Assist students to develop a broader and deeper knowledge of their chosen area(s) of study than that acquired at undergraduate level by maximising opportunities for self-study and reflexive practice.
- Provide students with an overview of how gendered understandings of culture and society have developed within European thought and action.
- Allow students to investigate particular issues within gender studies in depth by undertaking independent study under expert guidance.
- Develop students’ abilities in a broad range of vocational and transferable skills including information gathering, resourcefulness and time management, analytical thinking, critical appreciation of source materials and the ability to construct, sustain and present logical argument on the basis of these materials.
- Develop students’ awareness of cultural differences and assist them in locating ideas concerning gender in their cultural context.
Our school and the Centre for Gender Studies in Europe have close links with the University of Sheffield´s award-winning Humanities Research Institute (HRI) as well as with the Interdisciplinary Centre of the Social Sciences (ICOSS) which supports a number of research networks relating to gender studies (for example, the Gender Research Network in the Social Sciences, the Postgraduate Gender Research Network and the Masculinities Study Group).