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University of Glasgow: Gender History

Institution University of Glasgow View institution profile
Department School of Humanities
Web www.glasgow.ac.uk/
Study type Taught

Summary

The Masters in Gender History is a unique programme which provides specialist instruction in the skills and approaches required to conduct a gendered analysis of the past. The leading course of its kind in Britain and with an international outlook in terms of curriculum, teaching staff and students, it draws on the expertise of world-leading scholars from the Centre for Gender History to provide tuition on topics including feminism, patriarchy, sexuality, masculinity and intersectionality and their application to a wide range of historical contexts.

The Masters in Gender History is the only course of its kind in Britain, offering specialised tuition in the gendered analysis of the past.

It is run by the Centre for Gender History, which is home to the largest concentration of gender historians in Britain and offers an unparalleled environment for study and research in this field.

The Masters in Gender History is the only course of its kind in Britain, offering specialised tuition in the gendered analysis of the past. It is run by the Centre for Gender History, which is home to the largest concentration of gender historians in Britain and offers an unparalleled environment for study and research in this field. * On this programme you will receive expert tuition in the theoretical and methodological approaches to gender history and their application to a wide range of historical and cultural contexts. The course is taught by world-leading scholars in gender history, committed to developing and deepening your own research interests. * As a student within the Centre for Gender History, you will become a member of a vibrant and unique research centre, with a thriving postgraduate community and a programme of tailored workshops, research seminars, and knowledge exchange events. * Activities run annually by the Centre include a postgraduate gender history reading group, a high-profile research seminar series, and a public lecture in Global Gender History. The Centre also regularly hosts visiting international scholars. * The Centre for Gender History fosters close ties with Glasgow’s world-class museums, galleries and libraries, including Glasgow Women’s Library, the only accredited museum in the UK dedicated to women’s lives, histories and achievements.

You will take:

  • Three core courses
  • Three optional courses

You will also produce a dissertation.

The core courses are designed to give you a thorough grounding in the methodological and theoretical approaches of gender history, as well as introduce you to a wide variety of gendered ‘texts’, including written, audio-visual, and material sources.

You will also be trained in the research skills necessary to conduct your own, independent research project.

Optional courses can be selected from History programmes in the College of Arts and the College of Social Sciences. However, there is also an opportunity to work in an interdisciplinary capacity, by taking courses in other subjects, including American Studies, War Studies, Classics and many others, subject to permission.

Teaching is mainly seminar-based, in small classes. Independent and self-reflective critical work is fostered through written assignments and seminar presentations, culminating in the dissertation.

Semester 1: September to December

  • GENDER, POLITICS AND POWER (core course)
  • DOING HISTORY: SOURCES AND SKILLS FOR HISTORIANS (core course)
  • One optional course

Semester 2: January to March

  • GENDER, CULTURE AND TEXT (core course)
  • Two optional courses

Optional courses

You can choose courses in History programmes in the College of Arts and the College of Social Sciences.

With permission, you can also take courses from other subjects in the College of Arts and in other colleges, including American Studies, War Studies, Classics and many others.

Summer: April to September

  • Dissertation

The research skills and methods you’ll gain on this programme give you the transferable skills you need for positions in the public and private sectors, including heritage policy and projects, media and teaching. The programme is also an excellent foundation for a PhD.

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The University of Glasgow is one of the UK’s most prestigious seats of learning, and the fourth oldest university in the English speaking world. Established in 1451 and recognised for its world-changing research and teaching, the University has inspired thinkers from eminent scientist Lord Kelvin and the father of economics Adam Smith, to Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. 

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  • is ranked 73rd in the world in the QS World University Rankings 2022
  • is in the top 100 in the world: Times Higher World University Rankings 2022
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