This programme allows students to develop a critical understanding of key concepts of feminist thought and the ways these are informed by, and inform, sociological enquiry; a sensitivity to the pervasiveness of gender divisions and their articulation with other major social divisions such as class, sexuality or 'race’; and an ability to situate this understanding internationally, with a knowledge of the different forms that these articulations may take in specific cultural and historical contexts.
What is a specialism?
You will be able to choose an elective specialisms and this elective can be added to your final degree title. You select these once you are already here and studying by following a pathway of optional modules and completing a dissertation in the relevant area. Selections of specialisms are confirmed at the beginning of your third year, so you can try a number of topics before choosing this route.
The electives can be chosen to concentrate on an area of particular interest or with a view to preparing for postgraduate study or entry to a particular field of employment. You will be taking a minimum of four modules related to the specialism and your dissertation project will explore research in the relevant specialism.