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The requirement for postgraduate studies in Gender and Women's Studies is generally a good first degree (a UK 2(i) or the equivalent in other national assessment systems) in a relevant field or discipline.
In order to prepare a good research proposal, you need to think about the aspect of Gender & Women's Studies you want to research. This could be quite broad at this stage, but you need to convince yourself (and us) that you have a specific research question, and some ideas about the areas (disciplinary or otherwise) in which you would like to pursue that question, as well as a sense of the methodologies that might be adequate for doing so.
You should indicate what kinds of evidence you might use (texts, interviews, visual materials, etc.), and how your research fits in with existing publications, and include a bit of information on how the topic relates to your prior studies.
Download information about how to prepare a PhD proposal (pdf format.)
English Language Requirements
To benefit from our MA you need excellent written and spoken English. If English is not your first language, or the language in which you received your undergraduate degree, the University will request details of your English language qualification.
Normally, in order to be admitted to our MAs you will be asked for an IELTS score of 7.0 or above, though we'll accept 6.5 if you can attend the 4 week course in English (English for Academic Purposes - Study Skills - Programme) at the Department of Linguistics and English Language before you start.
Alternatively, we ask for a TOEFL score of 600 (250 computer based test) or above, though we accept a slightly lower score if you attend the 4 weeks course in English ('Study Skills') in the Department of Linguistics and English Language.
If your qualification is not at this level, please consult with the Postgraduate Director.
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