If you’re interested in questioning the concepts of gender and development, and giving priority to issues and debates identified within specific countries – rather than relying on predominantly western literature – then this is the programme for you. It is an international, interdisciplinary and analytical course. It does not assume that development is about the ‘third world’ modelling itself on the west, nor about women modelling themselves on men.
You will choose at least one optional gender/development module. Previously, these have included:
- Social Research for Social Change
- Social Theory and Social Justice
- Sociology in a Biological Age: Power, Sociality and Difference
And at least one optional methodologies module, which could include:
- Qualitative Methods in Social Research
- Quantitative Methods in Social Research
- Understanding Social Science
You'll find optional module lists for Sociology modules on our website.
* The modules mentioned above may be subject to change. Please read our terms and conditions for more detailed information.
Core modules which will be studied alongside a range of optional modules, followed by a 15,000 word dissertation. You will cover 6 modules - although your exact pathway will depend on the programme you choose and your selection of optional modules. So, alongside your courses core modules (and your dissertation), you will be required to select a number of optional choices.
Each module consists of at least 20 hours of teaching. You will also have contact hours available at your own disposal for dissertation supervision, etc.
Class sizes can range from 6 to 30 students, dependent on each module.
Taught modules are assessed through written assignments. Providing you successfully complete the taught components of the course, you will then focus on completion of your MA dissertation in the summer months of July and August.
Our graduates have gone on to work for organisations including:
- Birmingham City Council
- Citizens Advice Bureau
- Civil Service
- OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights
- Porter Novelli
They have progressed into roles such as:
- Business Consultant
- Charity Outreach Worker
- Speech and Language Specialist
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Full-time: 1 year
(September 2019 - September 2020)
Part-time: 2 years
(September 2019 - September 2021)
2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a related subject
English Language Requirements
IELTS overall score of 7.0, minimum component scores of two at 6.0/6.5 and the rest at 7.0 or above.
Department of Study
Location of Study
University of Warwick
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Commonwealth Shared Scholarships - Full overseas tuition, maintenance and other expenses for students applying for this course only. Sociology Departmental Scholarship - £5,000 for full-time applicants and £2,500 over 2 years for part-time applicants. 10 awards available: 5 for home and EU candidates, 5 for overseas candidates.
Additional Course Costs
Find out more about fees and funding on the University website.