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The MPhil in Multi-disciplinary Gender Studies is a 9-month course designed to provide students with rigorous advanced training in a variety of traditions and methods, including those from feminist and queer theories, as well as thorough examination of frontline research in Gender Studies. It offers expert supervision of a substantial and original research project as well as the provision of a variety of intensive taught courses. The MPhil is designed for those students who wish to go on to prepare a doctoral thesis and also for those students who simply want to enhance their understanding of ‘gender analysis’ - it is a freestanding postgraduate degree course in its own right. The course aims to provide not only subject-related knowledge skills but also transferable research, study and personal skills.

Learning Outcomes

The MPhil in Multi-disciplinary Gender Studies  provides an exceptionally wide range of disciplinary approaches, methods and theoretical perspectives to the study of gender. The course will give students the opportunity to develop the skills necessary to:

  1. use a range of methods for gathering, analysing and interpreting research material.
  2. apply normative theories to substantive research topics.
  3. frame research questions, to construct appropriate research designs, and develop a thorough grasp of a wide range of methodological approaches.
  4. interpret complex research publications effectively.
  5. independently manage primary research, including data management and the writing up of research as well as understanding codes of research practice and research ethics.
  6. present research and also to make use of constructive criticism.

Continuing

70 per cent or more overall and 70 per cent in the dissertation element.


Open Days

The Postgraduate Virtual Open Day usually takes place at the beginning of November. It’s a great opportunity to ask questions to admissions staff and academics, explore the Colleges virtually, and to find out more about courses, the application process and funding opportunities. Visit the Postgraduate Open Day page for more details.


Departments

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Key Information


9 months full-time

Master of Philosophy

Centre for Gender Studies This course is advertised in multiple departments. Please see the Overview tab for more details.

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Dates and deadlines:

Michaelmas 2022

Applications open
Sept. 1, 2021
Application deadline
Jan. 6, 2022
Course Starts
Oct. 1, 2022

Some courses can close early. See the Deadlines page for guidance on when to apply.

Graduate Funding Competition
Jan. 6, 2022
Gates Cambridge US round only
Oct. 13, 2021

These deadlines apply to applications for courses starting in Michaelmas 2022, Lent 2023 and Easter 2023.


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