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CSWG offers two MA Taught programmes and one PhD programme.

Students on all our programmes are encouraged and supported to participate actively in the research life of CSWG and the Department of Sociology. This will include, for example, opportunities to receive funding to organise academic events or social, artistic and activist initiatives in their areas of expertise.

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 people. The Centre, its atmosphere and its teaching has changed all of us as people.”

Dr Shuchi Karim (former MA student) - Carleton University

MA Taught Programmes

MA in Gender and Sexuality

This inclusive, interdisciplinary, and intersectional MA in Gender and Sexuality enables you to gain confidence and critical literacy in feminist, queer and trans knowledge production, theories, epistemologies and methodologies. The programme draws on expertise from across the University and uses innovative learning and assessment approaches inspired by feminist and queer pedagogies.

You will be encouraged and supported to go beyond familiar histories of gender and sexuality studies. You will be invited to think about the field in new ways, exploring interdisciplinary and intersectional connections and complexities of contemporary gendered lives. This will help you engage intellectually, practically, and ethically with the complex, contested and ever-changing landscape of gender and sexuality across the world.

MA in Gender and International DevelopmentLink opens in a new window

The Warwick MA 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.

PhD Programme

PhD in Women's and Gender StudiesLink opens in a new window

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.

If you have questions, please email us on the following addresses:

  • for questions about the MA programmes: socpgt at warwick dot ac dot uk
  • for questions about the PhD programme: socphdresource at warwick dot ac dot uk