Gain formal qualifications in an area that directly or indirectly impacts your work or research.
You don’t need previous knowledge or academic training in gender studies, simply an interest in better understanding the key issues of gender and development, whether they be global or specific to a region.
The course opens up a range of opportunities in the areas of development studies, international relations and politics.
Gender issues shape political, cultural and social institutions, as well as personal identity and relationships. The interdisciplinary field of women’s studies reflects this wide scope by including social, cultural and political perspectives. It introduces you to the theoretical and empirical analysis of a wide range of issues and helps you to develop flexible skills suited to a variety of situations and contexts.
This course is designed to give you an appreciation of this diverse and rapidly growing area of study. It extends your critical understanding and practice within a discipline area, develops your capacity to apply interdisciplinary approaches to feminist questions, and will help you develop the conceptual, analytical thinking, research and writing skills necessary to complete a successful thesis or research project.