Explore the challenges, developments and possibilities of this evolving subject. You'll address a diverse range of theoretical and methodological approaches to women's and gender studies, challenging your assumptions and academic understanding.
An emphasis on practical research and feminist methodologies will equip you with the advanced research skills to enable you to conduct a substantial piece of independent research.
Founded in 1984, the Centre for Women’s Studies (CWS) at York is the home to a thriving international community where you’ll study alongside prominent academics in an array of related fields, from queer studies to feminist theory, political violence, activism, and masculinity. You’ll benefit from interdisciplinary teaching and research which is supported by the departments of English and Related Literature and Sociology.
Careers and skills
Our programmes emphasise a feminist sensitivity to difference and power relations, advocating transferable skills applicable to the realms of public engagement and career development. You will learn to analyse your own preconceptions and engage with a wide variety of social/political issues, facilitating your development into responsible global citizens.
Fostering enhanced analytical and critical thinking skills, and the ability to communicate complex ideas with nuance and awareness of difference and diversity, this Women's Studies programme from University of York also offers a suitable foundation for graduates wishing to pursue doctoral research.
Our graduates have gone on to work in industries such as:
- Public sector
- Non-governmental Organisation
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- Approaching Women's Studies
- Feminist Research Methodologies
- Ways of (Feminist) Knowing
- Feminism & Sexuality
- Gender & Violence
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- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
Applications can be submitted year-round, but we recommend you apply as early as possible as entry to many courses is competitive.
DisciplinesGender & Sexuality Studies Sociology View 567 other Masters in Sociology in United Kingdom
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- 2:1 or equivalent in a related subject.
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International18700 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 18700 GBP per year during 12 months.
National8440 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 8440 GBP per year during 12 months.
Part-time (2 years)
- UK: £4,220
- International/EU: £99,350,120
Living costs for York
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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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.