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The PhD in Multi-disciplinary Gender Studies introduces students from a wide variety of academic backgrounds to the traditions, methods and front-line research that shape gender analyses at an advanced level through a series of seminars and lectures as well as close personal supervision.

The PhD programme is designed to enable students to produce original research that makes a significant contribution to the field of gender studies. The outcomes of the programme are achieved both through a focused study of a wide range of selected specialised aspects of gender analysis and through the development of more general research skills and methods that enable the student to produce original, independent work. The course aims to provide students with the opportunity to develop the skills necessary to:

  • frame research questions to construct appropriate research designs;
  • develop relevant methods for gathering, analysing and interpreting research material;
  • apply normative theories to substantive research topics;
  • interpret complex research publications effectively;
  • independently manage primary research, including data management and the writing up of research as well as understanding codes of research practice and research ethics;
  • and present research and also to make use of constructive criticism.

Learning Outcomes

The PhD programme is designed to enable students to produce original research that makes a significant contribution to the field of gender studies. The outcomes of the programme are achieved both through a focused study of a wide range of selected specialised aspects of gender analysis and through the development of more general research skills and methods that enable the student to produce original, independent work. The course aims to provide students with the opportunity to develop the skills necessary to:

  • frame research questions to construct appropriate research designs;
  • develop relevant methods for gathering, analysing and interpreting research material;
  • apply normative theories to substantive research topics;
  • interpret complex research publications effectively;
  •  independently manage primary research, including data management and the writing up of research as well as understanding codes of research practice and research ethics;
  • and present research and also to make use of constructive criticism.

Continuing

Applicants applying to continue from the MPhil in Multi-disciplinary Gender Studies at Cambridge will need to achieve a mark of 70 per cent or more overall and 70 per cent in the thesis element of the MPhil.


Open Days

The Open Day usually takes place at the beginning of November. The event is suitable for those considering applying for postgraduate study at the University. It provides opportunities to meet with academics, explore the Colleges, and find out more about the application process and funding opportunities. Visit the Postgraduate Open Day page for more details.


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Key Information


3-4 years full-time

Doctor of Philosophy

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

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Dates and deadlines:

Michaelmas 2021

Applications open
Sept. 1, 2020
Application deadline
Jan. 7, 2021
Course Starts
Oct. 1, 2021

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

Graduate Funding Competition
Jan. 7, 2021
Gates Cambridge US round only
Oct. 14, 2020

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