Gender Studies, M.A. | University of Sussex | Brighton, United Kingdom
12 months
18975 GBP/year
9500 GBP/year
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On this Gender Studies degree offered at University of Sussex, you’ll gain a deep understanding of a range of topics, from identity and the social construction of gender, to political aspects of gender and feminist research.


Discuss contemporary social issues, focusing on gender, feminist and queer theory, and methodology.

This Gender Studies course is ideal for you if you: 

  • seek to develop an existing research interest
  • are in a career in which issues of gender play an important role
  • wish to explore a broad range of issues concerning gender.

You’ll benefit from the expertise in the Centre for Gender Studies. We look at many areas of gender research, nationally and internationally. We’re intersectional, trans-inclusive and advocate for sex workers’ rights. You’ll also become part of our active student community through the PhD seminar series ‘NGender’ and our strong links with local women’s and LGBT groups.

You’ll study in a lively intellectual environment, giving you the opportunity to network with other students from around the world. The global perspective you’ll gain alongside these networks will be valuable after you graduate.


Our Gender Studies graduates from University of Sussex are well prepared for a range of careers in sectors such as:

  • national and local government
  • NGO/charity work
  • journalism
  • teaching
  • equalities and diversity work within corporations.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Activism for Development and Social Justice
  • Anthropological Perspectives on Mind, Madness and Mental Health
  • Cinematic Bodies
  • Hate Crime and Sexual Violence
  • Law, Religion, and Human Rights
  • LGBTQI Rights: International and Comparative Perspectives
  • Queering Popular Culture
  • Techno-Feminism History and Practice

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

  • You should normally have an upper second-class (2.1) undergraduate honours degree or above.
  • Subject-specific requirements: Your qualification should be in a social sciences or humanities subject but other backgrounds will be considered. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Tuition Fee

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    18975 GBP/year
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  • National

    9500 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 9500 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Brighton

815 - 1383 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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