University of Birmingham: Sexuality and Gender Studies (Doctor of Philosophy - PhD/MA (Res))

InstitutionUniversity of Birmingham View institution profile
Department School of Languages, Cultures, Art History and Music
Study type Research


Students will receive supervision from leading international scholars of interdisciplinary sexuality and gender studies. Postgraduate research in sexuality and gender studies is a interdisciplinary collaboration, led by academics from a range of disciplines, each bringing their specific expertise to bear. Research can focus on topics including: feminist theory, masculinity studies, queer theory, postcolonial theory, psychoanalysis, ethnography, sexology, and criminology.

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Qualification Doctor of Philosophy - PhD
Level RQF Level 8
Entry requirements

Our requirements for postgraduate research are dependent on the type of programme you are applying for. For MRes and MA by Research programmes, entry usually requires a good (normally a 2.1 or above) Honours degree, or an equivalent qualification if you were educated outside the UK.
If you are applying for a PhD then you will usually also need to hold a good Master's qualification.




The MA by research programme requires students to prepare a dissertation of up to 40,000 words on a topic of their choice, for which an academic staff member will provide expert supervision. The PhD leads to a dissertation of up to 80,000 words on a subject of choice and under the expert supervision of an academic member of staff.


EU 4270 GBP for Year 1
England 4270 GBP for Year 1
Northern Ireland 4270 GBP for Year 1
Scotland 4270 GBP for Year 1
Wales 4270 GBP for Year 1
International 16320 GBP for Year 1

University of Birmingham


University of BirminghamOur success in developing our postgraduate community was just one of the reasons that The Times and The Sunday Times named Birmingham the University of the Year 2013–14. Enrol on one of our postgraduate courses and you’ll work alongside world-leading academics in a diverse, multi-cultural community of more than 14,000 postgraduate students from over 150 countries. 

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