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Postgraduate Certificate On Campus

Gender, Sexuality and Society

Birkbeck, University of London

12 months
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The Postgraduate Certificate in Gender, Sexuality and Society at Birkbeck, University of London is built around the interdisciplinary study of gender and sexuality, an exciting and growing area of study. This course is ideal if you are interested in how gender and sexuality are constructed, understood and represented in different historical, cultural, geographic and social contexts.

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Overview

We bridge the divide between the social sciences and the arts and humanities and, if you are interested in focusing on political and social issues, this course allows you to explore the diverse and changing nature of personal relationships, economics and the workforce, and development and legal studies.

This Postgraduate Certificate in Gender, Sexuality and Society at Birkbeck, University of London explores current debates and incorporates the cutting-edge research of world-leading academics at Birkbeck, who are working in feminism and gender studies, LGBTQ+ history and activism, queer theory, and histories of medicine, sexology, psychiatry and psychoanalysis. 

Our academics are passionate and engaged in the real world, working towards social justice with activists, policy-makers, academics, and charities and NGOs. You will find yourself in a classroom with a diverse range of people, from many different backgrounds and careers, which generates a lively, enthusiastic learning environment. 

You will consider competing ideas and theories about gender and sexuality and explore the ways in which these intersect with concepts of race, ethnicity, age and class. The course will develop your ability to critically discuss these theories and to consider how the social sciences can help us understand gender and sexuality. 

If you are interested in studying gender and sexuality at postgraduate level for personal or professional reasons, but you don't want to commit to a full Master's degree (which includes a dissertation), then this is the course for you.

Careers and Employability

Graduates go in to careers in community and voluntary sector organisations, the public sector and research. Possible professions include social researcher, charity fundraiser, or social worker. This degree may also be useful in becoming a human resources officer or further education lecturer.

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Theorising Gender
  • Africa Imagined: Visions of a Continent, 1600-2000
  • Culture, Community, Identity
  • Disciplining Sex: Sexuality, Society and Nineteenth-Century Literary Culture
  • Gender and Development
  • Gender and Sexuality in Contemporary Japanese Fiction

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 12 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

You are strongly advised to apply now, to ensure there are still places on your chosen course and to give you time to complete the admissions process.

Credits

60 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Our standard postgraduate entry requirement is a second-class honours degree (2:2 or above) from a UK university, or an equivalent international qualification.

  • We will review every postgraduate application to Birkbeck on its individual merits and your professional qualifications and/or relevant work experience will be taken into consideration positively. We actively support and encourage applications from mature learners.

Tuition Fee

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    5340 GBP/year
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    2940 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 2940 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

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Funding

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