Masters Programmes in Gender and Women's Studies
The Centre for Gender and Women's Studies offers a range of single and combined MA programmes which can be taken full-time over one year or part-time over two years. All these MAs address key contemporary concerns along with a thorough introduction to and exploration of feminist intellectual traditions. You will learn about debates within Gender and Women's Studies and how to pursue your own concerns. You will develop skills in relevant research methods as well as knowledge of intellectual concepts.
The MA in Gender and Women's Studies programme is cross-disciplinary. The programmes are taught by academics from several departments who are strongly committed to Gender and Women's Studies and are actively engaged in exciting research which integrates concerns about gender, power and difference with work in Cultural Studies, English, Environmental Policy, Health Studies, History, Management, Politics, Religious Studies, Science Studies, Sociology and Theatre Studies. Whichever programme you choose you will gain an understanding of the diversity of feminist perspectives and be able to develop intellectually informed and methodologically skilled ways to identify, define and research your own interests.
We hope students on all the MA courses draw on each others experience and ideas and that the programmes complement each other, as well as having their distinctive concerns. The MA Convenor is the advisor for and organises events for all MA students within the Centre.
There is some funding available through competitive awards for both MA and reserach degrees.
You can choose from the following specialist MA programmes:
We are also offering a new Masters level short course called Feminist Technoscience Studies MA module and Summer School: Reproduction: Continuities and Transformations
The MA in Women's Studies
The purpose of this MA is to offer students postgraduate training which will deepen their perspectives on Gender and Women's Studies and allow them to develop specialist interests. You will gain a thorough introduction to the intellectual traditions, concepts and political concerns which have shaped the evolution of Women's Studies through consideration of key debates and issues. You will also be introduced to, critically reflect upon and have the opportunity to practice, feminist research methods. Through this MA you will gain an understanding of the diversity of feminist perspectives and approaches to research, a thorough knowledge of key debates and authors and develop research methodology skills.
MA in Gender and Women's Studies and Education
This MA combines work in Gender and Women's Studies with Educational Research. This course offers the opportunity to pursue issues pertaining to education and gender including: equal opportunities in educational settings and feminist perspectives on education. Students do core courses in each of the disciplines and they can choose from a range of optional courses in addition to these. This combination is administered from the Educational Research Department and applications should go to that Department.
MA in Gender and Women's Studies and English
The MA in Gender and Women's Studies and English combines work in Gender and Women's Studies and in English Literature. Students who want to pursue literary studies or who have a particular interest in women's literature or feminist literary theory will find this an attractive combination. Students do core courses in each of the disciplines and they can choose from a range of optional courses in addition to these. This combination is administered from the Centre for Gender and Women's Studies.
MA in Women's Studies and Sociology
The MA in Women's Studies and Sociology combines work in Women's Studies and Sociology. Students who are particularly interested in social research and/or feminist sociological theory will find this an attractive course. Students do core courses in each of the disciplines and they can choose from a range of optional courses in addition to these. This combination is administered from the Centre for Gender and Women's Studies.
Masters Short Course
Masters Level Short Course - Feminist Technoscience Studies.
Reproduction: Continuities and Transformations
This module will be structured as a 4-day course and takes place on 22-25 May 2012.
- Introduction to key texts
- Learn and interrogate key concepts
- Discuss theoretical and methodological resource
- Engage in debate about current issues with leading scholars
Tutors: Professor Maureen McNeil, Professor Lucy Suchman, Dr. Celia Roberts and Dr. Vicky Singleton - Centre for Science Studies and Centre for Gender and Women's Studies, Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK.
Dr Carol Kingdon, UCLAN and Liverpool Women’s Hospital, UK, Dr Karen Throsby, University of Warwick, UK, Associate Professor Michelle Murphy, University of Toronto, Canada.
Please formally register a place on the module here. The deadline for registering is Monday 6th May.
£95 for participants external to Lancaster University (includes lunch on Tuesday 22nd May 2012 - excludes accommodation, travel and other food costs).
£6.00 for LU staff and students (includes lunch on Tuesday 22nd May 2012)
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All our degrees can be taken either full-time (12 months) or part-time (24 months).
The department welcomes applications from MA students registered at other Universities at home and abroad to come to Lancaster for short periods as visiting students. Further information.