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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Goldsmiths, University of London

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

The MA Queer History is a pioneering programme in one of the most exciting areas of historical enquiry, giving a voice to those who throughout much of history have been denied one.

Why study MA Queer History at Goldsmiths?

  • This is the world’s first MA in Queer History and it provides a comprehensive introduction to the themes and methods of Queer History as well as laying a solid foundation in general historical study.
  • Our emphasis is in the Early Modern and Modern periods: both the Western invention of ‘homosexuality’ in the 1860s and the emancipatory movements, especially of the post-1969, post-Stonewall period, figure prominently.
  • You will gain a first-rate overview of important thought and methods from the fields of queer theory as well as the histories of gender and the body and sexuality.
  • We aim to historicise often binary categories, such as male/female, heterosexuality/homosexuality, active/passive, and uncover the processes through which these categories came to be seen as ‘natural’.
  • You will also pay close attention to questions of power, including how sexual orientation and race throughout history have often become interlinked in asymmetrical, oppressive ways.
  • You will be able to choose from a range of option modules so you can tailor your learning to your own interests and get the most out of your year at Goldsmiths.
  • You will specialise in a topic of your choice for your 15,000 word dissertation. You’ll benefit from access to the shared library and archival resources of the wider University of London and the city of London, one of the world’s queer capitals. Goldsmiths also aims to build the Archive of Queer Life Histories and involve MA students in this process.

Careers

The programme will build skills in data gathering and analysis as well as effective written and spoken communication to prepare students for jobs in diversity administration in private business, government, National Government Organisations, the education sector and legal professions.

As opposed to primarily theory-oriented subjects the programme will lay a solid empirical foundation in queer history, arguably the best possible basis for sexual diversity jobs.

Tuition fees

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£ 15,360per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Goldsmiths, University of London

  • University League Table

    68th

  • Campus address

    Goldsmiths, University of London, New Cross, Lewisham, SE14 6NW, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    62nd out of 93 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 213
    113 54%

    51st

    8
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    51 51%

    79th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.98 80%

    72nd

    2

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