Gender in the Middle East (MSc Research for International Development)

Key information

Year of study
Year 1
Module code
Centre for Gender Studies

Module overview

Objectives and learning outcomes of the module

On successful completion of this course, a student will have:

  • gained an overview of the main issues and debates within the study of gender in the Middle East;
  • been introduced to a variety of empirical realities and conditions of women's lives, gender ideologies and relations in the Middle East;
  • challenged stereotypical ideas about femininities and masculinities as well as gender relations in the Middle East;
  • have acquired a critical understanding of a range of methodologies and theoretical frameworks employed in the study of gender in the Middle East;
  • be able to critically evaluate a variety of books, journals and other sources of information relevant to the topics studied on the course;
  • have produced weekly written work (reaction papers) as well as detailed written work on one approved topic relevant to the course.


Teaching takes place through a weekly 2 hour lecture and 1 hour tutorials

Method of assessment

Students are required to submit an essay of no more than 4000 words, worth 50% of the course. Student must also submit a portfolio of their four best reaction papers (600-800 words each) worth 50% of the course.


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