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Postgraduate Study

About the Centre for Gender Studies

The University of Cambridge Centre for Gender Studies provides rigorous advanced training in multi-disciplinary gender analysis. The Centre introduces the very brightest students from a wide variety of academic backgrounds, cultures and nationalities to the traditions, methods and front-line research which shape gender analysis at an advanced level. The MPhil and PhD programmes provide a variety of intense taught courses and close supervision in undertaking an original research project on gender in subject areas such as Conflict; Globalization; Labour Market Inequality; Public Policy; Culture; Bio-medical advances, Human Rights and Justice.

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The MPhil in Multi-disciplinary Gender Studies provides rigorous advanced training in the multi-disciplinary study of gender. The course is designed for those students who wish to prepare for PhD or further research and also, for those who want to enhance their understanding of 'gender' by undertaking a 9-month MPhil only.

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The University of Cambridge Centre for Gender Studies (UCCGS) offers a full-time and part-time PhD programme in Multi-disciplinary Gender Studies. Through lectures, seminars, workshops, public events, and especially work with a supervisor from any department or faculty at the University of Cambridge, students will develop both general knowledge of the field(s) of gender studies as well as specific knowledge related to their own research project. Students will  gain advanced methodological training suitable to conduct their own research from both in-house seminars and workshops and from supporting programmes around Cambridge. PhD students receive training in a wide variety of academic skills such as engagement with other scholars in seminars, and preparation for academic publishing and the job market. They will also have the opportunity to gain teaching skills, to organise their own conferences, and to participate in various forms of public engagement and other aspects of academic life as part of a lively and supportive community of scholars from UCCGS, and around the University and beyond. 

Further information, including current and past student profiles, is available on the Centre's website.

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Department Members

Professor Jude Browne

Dr Lauren Wilcox
Deputy Director

Dr Holly Porter
Acting Deputy Director, Lecturer in Gender Studies

Ms Joanna Bush
Centre Administrator

Mr Vincenzo Paci
Administrative Assistant