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University of Cambridge: Multi-disciplinary Gender Studies

Institution University of Cambridge
Department Single Tier Structure
Telephone 01223 335360
Study type Research


The MPhil in Multi-disciplinary Gender Studies is a 9-month course designed to provide students with rigorous advanced training in a variety of traditions and methods, including those from feminist and queer theories, as well as thorough examination of frontline research in Gender Studies. It offers expert supervision of a substantial and original research project as well as the provision of a variety of intensive taught courses. The MPhil is designed for those students who wish to go on to prepare a doctoral thesis and also for those students who simply want to enhance their understanding of ‘gender analysis’ - it is a freestanding postgraduate degree course in its own right. The course aims to provide not only subject-related knowledge skills but also transferable research, study and personal skills.

Learning Outcomes The MPhil in Multi-disciplinary Gender Studies provides an exceptionally wide range of disciplinary approaches, methods and theoretical perspectives to the study of gender. The course will give students the opportunity to develop the skills necessary to:

  • use a range of methods for gathering, analysing and interpreting research material.

  • apply normative theories to substantive research topics.

  • frame research questions, to construct appropriate research designs, and develop a thorough grasp of a wide range of methodological approaches.

  • interpret complex research publications effectively.

  • independently manage primary research, including data management and the writing up of research as well as understanding codes of research practice and research ethics.

  • present research and also to make use of constructive criticism.

Master of Philosophy - MPhil

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