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MSt in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

University of Oxford

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSt - Master of Studies

  • Location

    University of Oxford

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    01-OCT-21

  • Duration

    9 months

Course summary

About the course

The MSt in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies is a nine-month, interdisciplinary course designed to equip you with the critical and research tools needed for women's studies in the humanities.

The course provides a systematic introduction to feminist theory and highlights women's contribution to culture and history alongside critical analysis and theorisation of the meanings assigned to the category 'woman' in philosophical, literary, socio- cultural and historical thought.

It also provides the practical equipment necessary to engage in original research into topics in the humanities relating to women and to gender, in a university with excellent facilities for both traditional and computer-age research. Teaching is delivered through close individual supervision, as well as a carefully designed programme of lectures and classes led by specialists from a wide variety of disciplines, promoting collaborative work as well as the development of independent and original scholarship.

You will follow an intensive core course, in the form of seminars combining introductions to feminist theory and to methodologies/methods of research. In addition to this, you will take two options, drawn from a list covering a very wide range of topics. Full details of optional papers available are available in the course handbook which can be found on the Division’s course webpage The options allow deepening of skills acquired in a first degree or the development of new skills under specialist teaching, which can be further practised in the third assessed element of the course, a closely supervised dissertation on a subject of your choice. Please note that not every optional subject may be on offer every year, depending in part on levels of student demand.

Assessment

The course is assessed by a dissertation of 10,000-12,000 words to be submitted at the end of Trinity term. Each of the two option courses are examined by coursework essays of 6,000-7,000 words, one to be submitted at the beginning of Hilary term, and one at the beginning of Trinity term.

Graduate destinations

Many of the students who complete this courses proceed to doctoral degrees at Oxford and at other universities. Other graduate destinations include teaching, journalism, NGO work, and the civil service.

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 27,460overall cost

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

University information

University of Oxford

  • University League Table

    2nd

  • Campus address

    University of Oxford, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 2JD, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    1st out of 118

  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    199 93%

    2nd

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    78 78%

    9th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    n/a

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