12 months
21000 GBP/year
9910 GBP/year
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Gender and Women's Studies degree offered at Lancaster University is a taught postgraduate degree which will deepen your perspectives on gender studies and feminism.


Key facts

As a student on Gender and Women's Studies degree offered at Lancaster University you will gain a thorough knowledge of the key debates and authors within Gender and Women's Studies as well as the opportunity to develop specialist interests and key research skills. Core modules will take you through the intellectual traditions, concepts and politics which have shaped the evolution of Women's Studies inside and outside the academy, and will give you the methodological confidence to do your own research.

As a postgraduate student you will be with a member of the Centre for Gender and Women’s Studies at Lancaster University. This is one of the largest centres in the UK for feminist scholarship. You will join students and researchers from across the world who come to Lancaster not only to learn and carry out research but to meet other scholars and activists, to take part in seminars and workshops, and to absorb the ideas, insights and questions of world-leading feminist thinkers, creators and activists.

The following combined degrees are also available:

  • MA in Gender and Women's Studies and English

  • MA in Gender and Women's Studies and Sociology

Programme Structure

Courses include:

    • Debates in Gender Research

    • Gender, Sex and Bodies

    • Contemporary British Fiction

    • Postcolonial Women's Writing

    • Contemporary Gothic: Text and Screen

    • Victorian Literature and Other Media

    • Romance and Realism

    • Fusions

    • Writing the Nineteenth Century City

    • Women's Studies Research Project

    • Feminist Technoscience Studies

    • Beyond the Text: Literature, Image and Voice as Historical Evidence

    • Environment and Culture

    • The Social Life of Science and Technology: Theories and Debates

    • Social and Cultural Theory

    • Anthropology of Cybercultures

    • Research Projects in Practice: From Design to Dissemination

    • Contemporary Debates in Sociology

    • Methods in Science and Technology Studies

    • Critical Debates in Media and Cultural Studies

    • Gender and Violence

    • Capitalism and Crisis

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 2:1 Hons degree (UK or equivalent) in Sociology, Gender and Women’s Studies or related field.
  • If your score is below our requirements, you may be eligible for one of our pre-sessional English language programmes.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21000 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9910 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9910 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Lancaster

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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