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Gender Studies

SOAS University of London

12 months
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21560 GBP/year
10970 GBP/year
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The Gender Studies course from SOAS University of London is our most popular programme and is unique not only in the UK but in the terrain of Gender Studies programmes across the Anglophone world. 

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Overview

With a focus on the study of Gender that attends to the complex specificities of Asia, Africa, the Middle East and their diasporas, this programme creates a cutting edge pedagogical space where students grapple with the limits of ‘Western’ and elite feminisms and tackle the problems of class violence, racism, transmisogny, Islamophobia, ableism and queerphobia in contemporary feminist political projects. In addition to drawing on the interdisciplinary expertise of staff across all SOAS faculties, this MA in Gender Studies programme offers plenty of opportunities to participate in ongoing dialogues between various social justice movements and the University classroom. Drawing cohorts of students from Asia, Africa and the Middle East as well as the Global North, this programme offers students a chance like no other to forge connections to feminist movements, activists and thinkers situated across the world.

The Gender Studies course from SOAS University of London will appeal to students with a variety of backgrounds and objectives:

  • Those coming from Women's Studies or Gender Studies who wish to engage more deeply with gender theory in relation to regional specialisation, especially, but not exclusively, the societies of Asia, Africa and the Middle East;
  • Those coming from Asian, African or Middle Eastern Studies who wish to incorporate the study of gender into their own areas of expertise; and
  • Those having previously trained in particular disciplines, such as Cultural and Media Studies, Religious Studies, Comparative Literature, History, Anthropology, Politics, etc. who wish to deepen their training in feminist knowledge production.

Employment 

Graduates leave SOAS with an enhanced knowledge of gender and equality across cultures, as well as a wide range of transferable skills. Gender Studies is highly regarded by employers across many sectors, as increasingly, policy makers, businesses and governing structures understand the need to engage with gender and sexuality.

Recent Gender Studies graduates have been hired by:

  • ActionAid
  • Amnesty International
  • Association for Women’s Rights in Development
  • Commission for Gender Equality
  • Euromet Feminist Initiative
  • International Organization for Migration
  • International Rescue Committee
  • Raising Films
  • The Children’s Society
  • The Guardian

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Gender theory and the study of Asia, Africa and the Middle East
  • Dissertation Methods for Gender Studies
  • African Feminisms: Theories, Politics and Action
  • Gender and the Law of War
  • Queering Migrations and Diasporas
  • Gender in the Middle East
  • Gender and the Law of Peace
  • Gender and Development
  • Gender and Music (MMus)

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

We will consider all applications with 2:ii (or international equivalent) or higher. In addition to degree classification we take into account other elements of the application including supporting statement and references.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21560 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21560 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    10970 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10970 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

Part Time 2 Years:

  • UK Students: £5,485/year
  • Overseas: £10,780/year

Part Time 3 Years:

  • UK Students: £3,657/year
  • Overseas: £7,190/year

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

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