SOAS University of London

Centre for Gender Studies

MA Gender Studies (Security Pathway) (2020 entry)

Select year of entry: 2021 2020

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The MA Gender Studies with special reference to Security is our newest pathway degree yet, and is introduced at a time when SOAS is celebrating its 100 years anniversary. Its main goal is to develop critical analytical skills in feminist security studies and to acquire advanced skills in researching and writing about topics on gender and security studies. This programme contributes to a growing field of critical feminist security studies globally.

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings

Start of programme: September

Mode of Attendance: Full-time or Part-time

Entry requirements

  • We will consider all applications with 2:2 (or international equivalent) or higher. In addition to degree classification we take into account other elements of the application including supporting statement and references.

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Students must take 180 credits comprised of 120 taught credits (including compulsory and option modules) and a 60 credit dissertation.

Module Code Credits Term
Dissertation in gender studies 15PGNC999 60 Full Year
Core Modules
Module Code Credits Term
Gender theory and the study of Asia, Africa and the Middle East 15PGNC002 30 Full Year
Dissertation Methods for Gender Studies 15PGNH008 15 Term 2
Gender and the Law of War 15PGNH005 15 Term 1
Guided Options

Students select module(s) to the value of 30 credits from List 1 below


Students select module(s) to the value of 30 credits from List 2 below

List of modules (subject to availability)

List 1

Module Code Credits Term
Gender and Security in Africa 15PGNH015 15 Term 2
Queer Politics in Asia, Africa and the Middle East 15PGNH007 15 Term 2
Gender and the Law of Peace 15PGNH013 15 Term 2
Gender and Sexuality in the Middle East 15PGNH012 15
Queering Migrations and Diasporas 15PGNH002 15 Term 2
Transnationalising Queer, Trans and Disability Studies 15PGNH016 15 Term 2
Gender in the Middle East 15PGNH001 15 Term 1
List 2
Module Code Credits Term
International laws on the use of force 15PLAH020 15 Term 1
Mediated Culture in the Middle East: Politics and Communications 15PMSH003 15 Term 2
Transnational Communities and Diasporic Media:Networking, Connectivity, Identity 15PMSH004 15 Term 2
International Political Communication 15PMSH009 15 Term 2
International Security 15PFFC016 30 Full Year
International Politics of Transitional Justice 15PFFH010 0.5
Conflict, rights and justice 15PPOH018 15 Term 2
State Violence: Theories of the Leviathan and Beyond 15PPOH034 15 Term 2
Geopolitics and Security in Central Asia and the Caucasus 15PPOH023 15 Term 1
Violence, justice and the politics of memory 15PPOH019 15 Term 1


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