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Gender studies is an exciting area of research, exploring gender relations in the past, present and future. This Gender Studies programme at the University of Leeds draws on a variety of perspectives to analyse social and cultural phenomena through the lens of gender. 

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Supported by our Centre for Interdisciplinary Gender Studies , you’ll be able to explore approaches from across a range of academic disciplines. You’ll learn the principles of conducting research on gender and examine issues that both shape and are shaped by gender relations, such as family roles, reproductive technologies, citizenship, sexuality and culture.

Core modules in gender theory and research will lay these foundations, and you’ll build on them by choosing from a range of options on topics such as gender and development, care, gender equality in the workplace, race and sexuality. There has never been a more exciting time to study gender, and this programme will give you an insight into this vital and fascinating field.

Career opportunities

This Gender Studies programme at the University of Leeds equips students with transferable skills such as research, analysis and communication, as well as a range of subject-specific knowledge and skills.

Graduates have gone on to further study, or into careers in teaching, policy forums, NGOs, campaigning and activism, and local, national and international agencies.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Theorising Gender 
  • Dissertation
  • Research Strategy and Design
  • Feminism, Identity and Media
  • Racism, Decoloniality and Migration
  • Contested Bodies
  • Quantitative Research Methods
  • Qualitative Research Methods

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

A bachelor degree (hons) with a 2:1 or non-UK equivalent in a social sciences, humanities or related discipline.

Living costs for Leeds

637 - 1103 GBP /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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