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Centre for Gender Studies

Centre for Gender Studies Degree Programmes

The SOAS Centre for Gender Studies offers three different MA pathways.  Two of these programmes are specialist programmes centred upon clusters of expertise and research interests across SOAS in the areas of legal studies and the study of sexuality and the third programme (the MA in Gender Studies) is for those who want to study a variety of different subjects which do not fall within the scope of any one particular specialist programme.

The MA programmes are designed primarily for those wishing to under study of gender at a post-graduate level regardless of the focus of their undergraduate degree.    The MA programmes are open to study on a part-time basis over a two or three year period.The basic structure of each of the MA Gender Studies and the MA in Gender and Sexuality programmes is identical.  Whichever programme they register for students will be required to take three full courses and undertake a 10,000 word dissertation. However the MA in Gender and Sexuality has an additional core course that is compulsory for students. Students on the MA in Gender Studies and Law are required to take two core courses (one, Feminist Legal theory is assessed via dissertation) and two full courses chosen from a specific list of options. The details of all three pathways is available via the links, below.

Please note that all MA Gender Studies and Law students need to take a two week Preliminary Law, legal reasoning and legal methods course before the teaching term begins. This preliminary course attracts an additional fee. Applicants who have a background in law or legal studies should contact the programme convenor for an exemption.

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