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Tuition fees (2015/16)
- UK/EU Full-time: £8,755
- UK/EU Part-time: £4,375
- Overseas Full-time: £17,250
- Overseas Part-time: £8,755
Gender, Society and Representation MA
Gender, Society and Representation is an inter-faculty programme drawing on the unusual breadth of disciplines for which UCL is renowned, including development studies, law, anthropology, literary scholarship, geography and queer studies. UCL offers students an opportunity to develop their own interests within this broad intellectual landscape.
What will I learn?
Students gain the advanced skills, methods, concepts and theories required for the study of gender in an interdisciplinary context at graduate level. Optional modules offer students a genuine opportunity to develop their own interests in a wide range of disciplines, and the dissertation provides opportunities for independent research.
Why should I study this degree at UCL?
Gender Studies has expanded rapidly in recent decades, to emerge as a crucial and dynamic interdisciplinary field of study.
As a multi-faculty institution located in the heart of cosmopolitan London and covering an exceptionally wide range of disciplines, UCL offers an ideal environment for gender studies, enabling students to tailor their degrees according to their specific interests and providing a wealth of opportunities for interdisciplinary work.
Staff contributing to MA level and research work in gender studies are drawn from different faculties including Arts and Humanities, Social and Historical Sciences, Laws, Life Sciences, the Built Environment, and Population Health Sciences.
The MA programme requires a total of 180 credits. The MA can be taken as Taught or Research-Intensive Pathways, details are given below.
You will take the two compulsory modules worth 30 and 15 credits for a total of 45 credits, the dissertation (60 credits) and 75 credits-worth of other modules.
You will take the two compulsory modules worth 30 and 15 credits for a total of 45 credits, the dissertation (90 credits) and 45 credits-worth of other modules.
- EUROGG01 – Gender, Society and Representation (30 credits)
- EUROGG02 – Research Methods (15 credits)
- EUROGG99 – Dissertation (60 credits)or
- EUROGG97 – Dissertation (90 credits)
- BENVGPU4 – Gender in Policy and Planning (30 credits)
- CLITG006 – Apocalypse Literature (30 credits)
- CLITG018 – Readings in Twentieth Century Chinese Literature and Culture: Family, Childhood, Gender (30 credits)
- FRENG050 – Gender, Race and Sexuality (30 credits)
- GEOGG038/48 – Public and Private Modernities (15 or 30 credit version available)
- HARTGO73 – The Human and Nonhuman In Medieval Art (40 credits)
- HEBRG039 – Rattling the Gender Agenda (15 credits) Adequate knowledge of Modern Hebrew required
- HISTGC06 – Chinese Film and the Body (30 credits)
- GERMGO30 – Language, Power, Ideology (30 credits)
- SEESGR24 - Gender and Sexuality in Modern Russian Culture
Students may choose no more than 1 unit from the following list of SOAS courses:
- SOAS 0.5 course unit (20 credits)
- SOAS 1 course unit (40 credits)
A minimum of an upper second-class Honours degree in a relevant discipline from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.
Select your country for equivalent alternative requirements
English language proficiency level: Good
How to apply
Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Those applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines.
The deadline for applications is 31 July 2015.
Who can apply?
The programme is particularly suitable for students with a first degree in either the arts and humanities or the social and historical sciences, who wish to study gender in both general and more specialised contexts.
What are we looking for?
When we assess your application we would like to learn:
- why you want to study Gender, Society and Representation at graduate level
- why you want to study Gender, Society and Representation at UCL
- what particularly attracts you to this programme
- how your personal, academic and professional background meets the demands of this programme
- where you would like to go professionally with your degree
For information on specific opportunities for programmes and research within the Centre
for Multicultural & Interdisciplinary Inquiry (CMII), visit Funding, Studentships & Prizes on the CMII website.
Gender is now an integral aspect of research and planning in a wide range of areas. The need to address different forms of discrimination has created a demand in both the public and the private sectors for highly qualified graduates with a broad theoretical background in Gender Studies, a familiarity with the issues facing women from different backgrounds, and a commitment to social change. Our graduates have gone on to careers as researchers, administrators and communications officers for charities, cultural institutions, NGOs and the private sector, and in academic research in related disciplines.
Top career destinations for this programme
- Post Museum, Event Organiser, 2011
- Ministry of Agriculture, Argentina, Consultant , 2011
- International Network of Street Papers, Administration Intern, 2010
- University of Sussex, Clerical Assistant, 2011
- PG Holborn Hong, Admin Assistant, 2011
Students graduating from this Master's programme will possess a broad understanding of gender issues in social practice and discourse. They will have demonstrated intellectual flexibility in engaging successfully with a diverse and challenging range of subject areas and disciplinary approaches to gender. They will be able to develop and sustain a convincing argument on a variety of complex subjects, supporting their conclusions with appropriate evidence, clearly expressed. They will have experience in researching a topic from scratch, learning to identify and choose between different routes into exploring that topic and producing a coherent account of their research and findings.