Gender Studies

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Postgraduate Gender Studies Degrees

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Ours is an interdisciplinary approach that conducts research and teaching on areas of gender studies, feminist theory and sexuality studies in relation to Asia, Africa and the Middle East and their diasporas. 

A genuine understanding of gender and sexuality is increasingly important in today’s global society in terms of policy, law governance and cultural awareness.

Explore our postgraduate options below:[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″ css=”.vc_custom_1553532231635{margin-top: 70px !important;}”][vc_tta_pageable][vc_tta_section title=”Section 1″ tab_id=”1553531421284-54267073-22dd”][vc_video link=”https://youtu.be/70VfwKq64_U?list=PL1z_PGhPjwco06zBFp-dKJeNnDQYoRfaz”][/vc_tta_section][/vc_tta_pageable][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row gap=”35″ padding_top=”10″][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_tta_accordion style=”flat” shape=”square” color=”purple” c_icon=”chevron” c_position=”right” active_section=”1″ collapsible_all=”true”][vc_tta_section title=”MA Gender Studies” tab_id=”1476872017435-1cd52930-dd0c2a23-4fe9b53b-9e82″][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]SOAS MA in Gender Studies is unique in that it refocuses issues of Western Gender Studies on the complex specificities of Asia, Africa and the Middle East.[/vc_column_text][kleo_button title=”Course profile” href=”https://www.soas.ac.uk/genderstudies/magenderstudies/” style=”see-through” size=”lg” special=”no” icon=”0″ uppercase=”yes”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”MA Gender Studies with special reference to the Middle East” tab_id=”1476875280107-10627f0b-41ce2a23-4fe9b53b-9e82″][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]The pathway caters for students who would like to obtain a critical lens to the current issues and debates within the study of gender in the Middle East, and will appeal to both students who are interested in the relevant academic discussions and those who are interested in political and activist dimensions.[/vc_column_text][kleo_button title=”Course profile” href=”https://www.soas.ac.uk/genderstudies/programmes/ma-gender-studies-middle-east-pathway/” style=”see-through” size=”lg” special=”no” icon=”0″ uppercase=”yes”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”MA Gender Studies and Law” tab_id=”1477388785426-34c04c7d-fe80b53b-9e82″][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]Jointly housed by the Centre for Gender Studies and the School of Law, the programme offers the specialised study of gender and law in relation to the cultures of Asia, Africa and the Middle East, together with rigorous training in, and questioning of, contemporary gender theory.[/vc_column_text][kleo_button title=”Course profile” href=”https://www.soas.ac.uk/genderstudies/genderlaw/” style=”see-through” size=”lg” special=”no” icon=”0″ uppercase=”yes”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”PhD in Gender Studies” tab_id=”1477388824213-18da2b4c-3419b53b-9e82″][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]This is a unique programme combining cutting edge theorising in Gender Studies with the special areas expertise related to Africa, Asia and the Middle East which has been a trademark of SOAS.[/vc_column_text][kleo_button title=”Course profile” href=”https://www.soas.ac.uk/genderstudies/pg-in-gender-stud/” style=”see-through” size=”lg” special=”no” icon=”0″ uppercase=”yes”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_tta_section][/vc_tta_accordion][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_tta_accordion style=”flat” shape=”square” color=”purple” c_icon=”chevron” c_position=”right” active_section=”1″ collapsible_all=”true”][vc_tta_section title=”MA Gender and Sexuality” tab_id=”1553531606618-22cfb85c-56a5″][vc_column_text]The programme offers the specialised study of gender and sexuality in relation to the cultures of Asia, Africa and the Middle East, together with rigorous training in, and questioning of, contemporary gender theory.[/vc_column_text][kleo_button title=”Course profile” href=”https://www.soas.ac.uk/genderstudies/ma-gender-and-sexuality/” style=”see-through” size=”lg” special=”no” icon=”0″ uppercase=”yes”][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”MA Gender and Sexuality with special reference to the Middle East” tab_id=”1553531884759-36b43290-2fb2″][vc_column_text]This programme offers the specialised study of gender and sexuality in relation to the cultures of Asia, Africa and the Middle East, together with rigorous training in, and questioning of, contemporary gender theory.[/vc_column_text][kleo_button title=”Course profile” href=”https://www.soas.ac.uk/genderstudies/programmes/ma-gender-and-sexuality-middle-east/” style=”see-through” size=”lg” special=”no” icon=”0″ uppercase=”yes”][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”PhD in Gender Studies” tab_id=”1553531947311-eb75a7ac-4fc5″][vc_column_text]This is a unique programme combining cutting edge theorising in Gender Studies with the special areas expertise related to Africa, Asia and the Middle East which has been a trademark of SOAS.[/vc_column_text][kleo_button title=”Course profile” href=”https://www.soas.ac.uk/genderstudies/pg-in-gender-stud/” style=”see-through” size=”lg” special=”no” icon=”0″ uppercase=”yes”][/vc_tta_section][/vc_tta_accordion][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row equal_height=”yes” inner_container=”no” section_type=”alternate” padding_top=”” padding_bottom=”” margin_top=”40″ margin_bottom=”40″ overflow=”false”][vc_column width=”1/2″ css=”.vc_custom_1553532707068{padding-left: 10% !important;}”][vc_empty_space height=”70px”][vc_custom_heading text=”Our research in action” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]Over three years, Dr Ruba Salih of SOAS Centre for Gender Studies has researched in communities of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon, the West Bank and Jordan.

Findings will be used to create a list of policy recommendations ,to be shared with various stakeholders, such as the European Parliament, Chatham House, Palestinian refugee organisations and policy think-tanks.[/vc_column_text][kleo_grid][kleo_feature_item href=”http://www.soas.ac.uk/anthropology/research/research-in-action/” icon=”globe” icon_color=”#2c3e50″ icon_size=”big”][kleo_button title=” See our research in action ” href=”http://www.soas.ac.uk/anthropology/research/research-in-action/” style=”highlight” size=”xl” ][/kleo_feature_item][/kleo_grid][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″ bg_gradient=”yes” css=”.vc_custom_1478689540569{background-image: url(https://study.soas.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/RS13323_flag-lpr.jpg?id=161423) !important;background-position: center !important;background-repeat: no-repeat !important;background-size: cover !important;}”][vc_empty_space height=”300px”][vc_column_text text_color=”#ffffff” css=”.vc_custom_1478689473015{padding-top: 20px !important;padding-right: 20px !important;padding-bottom: 20px !important;padding-left: 20px !important;}”]Rather than seeing Palestinian refugees only in relation to their return, compensation or resettlement, or as victims of nation-states’, the research examined the daily life experiences of individuals of several generations – some for their entire lives.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row disable_element=”yes” type=”color” bg_color=”#eaeaea” padding_top=”80″ padding_bottom=”80″ border=”bottom” el_class=”col dark”][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text animation=”animate-when-almost-visible” css_animation=”left-to-right”]

Graduate Destinations

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Students leave SOAS with the ability to think critically and with well-honed skills in analysis – and this, coupled with the strong sense of social justice our students are well known for – is why SOASians go on to pursue careers that make a real difference.
Here is the latest information from the known destinations of the 2015 Anthropology and Sociology graduates of single and joint honours within the department.

Examples are given from the past two years destinations.

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  • The New York Times
  • Action on Hearing Loss
  • Deloitte
  • Esdevium Games
  • IFAD (International Fund for Agricultural Development)
  • MTA International

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  • Action Against Hunger
  • Amnesty International
  • Etihad Airways

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