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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University of Aberdeen

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    12 months

Course summary

This program investigates how gendered violence arises, is quelled, and our response to it, during and in the aftermath of violent conflict. Using the theories and practices of sex/gender and post-war recovery, the course brings into focus the nuances of development, reconciliation and the psychological implications of sustained exposure to violence.

The Europe Institute for Gender Equality suggests that gender based violence 'constitutes a breach of the fundamental right to life, liberty, security, dignity, equality between women and men, non-discrimination and physical and mental integrity.' It tries to categorise acts of violence as domestic, harassment, rape, customary traditional practises in some cultures trafficking, forced prostitution, violations of human rights, forced pregnancy, forced sterilisation, forced abortion and more.

The 'MSc in Sex, Gender, Violence at University of Aberdeen provides you with a contemporary critical approach to this subject. The programme offers you an inter-disciplinary range of courses as it analyses contemporary forms of violence, especially as they are related to sex and gender. MSc Sex, Gender, Violence is taught by The Centre for Gender Studies, a leading institute with considerable expertise in this subject.

The Centre for Gender Studies offers taught postgraduate programmes and research degrees. As a research Centre, we are committed to fostering and developing inter-disciplinary scholarship which is relevant to the needs of 21st century societies. The re-launch of the Centre in September 2010 coincides with the launch of the Graduate School's Research Project Awards Scheme which offers a number of bursaries for postgraduate study. The Centre for Gender Studies was successful in securing one of these funding packages - 'Inter-Disciplinary Approaches to Violence'.

Tuition fees

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£ 19,000per year

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University information

University of Aberdeen

  • University League Table

    26th

  • Campus address

    University of Aberdeen, Directorate of External Relations, King's College, Aberdeen, Aberdeen, City Of, AB24 3FX, Scotland

One of the top 30 universities in the UK (Complete University Guide).
Student population includes over 130 nationalities, with strong international global networks.
An International Centre provides support to students from application to graduation.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    11th out of 123 2

    20th out of 102 6

  • Entry standards

    / Max 209
    187 86%

    5th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    83 83%

    22nd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.87 77%

    95th

    15
  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    175 88%

    3rd

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    44 44%

    82nd

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.20 84%

    15th

    28

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