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MA Taught Programme

MA in Gender and International Development

The Warwick MA/Dip in Gender and International Development is an interdisciplinary, international and critical course which does not assume that development is about the ‘Third World’ modelling itself on the west, nor that gender is a fixed category determined by sex, or that men constitute the ideal development subject. The course aims to question the concept of development, particularly western understandings of it. Therefore, it gives priority to issues and debates identified within the Global South and in specific countries under study, rather than relying on predominantly western literature. Located at the intersection of interdisciplinary gender studies and international feminist theory, it argues that gender relations are central to processes of international development and that gender is cross-cut by other significant differences.

“I am so glad I have become part of this Centre – not only because I got to learn new things, new ideas, but because I got to meet some wonderful women. The Centre, its atmosphere and its teaching has changed all of us as people.”

Shuchi Karim (former MA student) - Assistant Professor, Department of Women and Gender Studies, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh (Currently PhD candidate at ISS, The Hague)


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PhD Research Programme

PhD in Women's and Gender Studies

Women’s and Gender Studies is an interdisciplinary area of study which draws on Sociology and other social science disciplines, as well as those which are located in the humanities. It encompasses a wide area of interests ranging from investigations into the ways in which society is structured to explorations of cultural representations and texts. A central concern is to analyse how different bases of inequality and identity, such as race, gender, class and sexuality, intersect with each other.

The Department has particular expertise in: gender and sexualities; the body; families and households; paid and unpaid work; gender and migration; gender and politics; gender and development; education; gender based violence; feminist social movements and activism; feminist theory and methods; Black feminist thought; gender and criminology.

More information, including about funding, can be found here.