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MSc in Gender, Peace and Security

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Programme Code: TMGPS

Department: Gender Studies

For students starting this programme of study in 2022/23

Guidelines for interpreting programme regulations

Classification scheme for the award of a taught master's degree (four units)
Exam sub-board local rules

Full-year programme. Students must take four compulsory courses, options to the value of one unit and a dissertation as shown.

Please note that places are limited on some optional courses. Admission onto any particular course is not guaranteed and may be subject to timetabling constraints and/or students meeting specific prerequisite requirements.


Course number, title (unit value)

Year 1

Paper 1

GI424 Gender Theories: An Interdisciplinary Approach (0.5)

Paper 2

GI425 Introduction to Gender, Peace and Security (0.5)


Plus courses to the value of between 0.5 unit(s) (minimum) and 1.0 unit(s) (maximum) from the following:


GI413 Gender, Race and Militarisation (0.5)


GI426 Gender and Human Rights (0.5) #


GI427 Advanced Issues in Gender, Peace and Security (0.5) #

Paper 3

Courses to the value of 1.5 unit(s) from the following: A


DV428 Managing Humanitarianism (0.5)


DV434 Human Security (0.5)


DV457 Sexual and Reproductive Health Programmes: Design, Implementation and Evaluation (0.5)


DV462 Forced Migration and Refugees (0.5)


EU485 Post-Conflict Justice and Reconciliation in Europe and Beyond (0.5)


EU4A2 Globalisation, Conflict and Post-Conflict Reconstruction (0.5)


GI402 Gender, Knowledge and Research Practice (0.5)


GI409 Gender, Globalisation and Development: An Introduction (0.5)


GI411 Gender, Post/coloniality and Development: Critical Perspectives and New Directions (0.5) #  (not available 2022/23)


GI415 Gender and European Welfare States (0.5)


GI420 Global Development and Its Discontents: Feminist Perspectives (0.5)


GI422 Transnational Sexual Politics (1.0)


GI423 Globalisation and Sexuality (0.5) #  (not available 2022/23)


GI429 Archival Interventions: Feminist, Queer and Decolonial Approaches (0.5) #


GI430 Intersectional Inequalities in the Agro-Food System (0.5)  (not available 2022/23)


GV4B8 Civil Wars: Concepts and Cases (0.5)


GV4F9 The Challenges of Governance in sub-Saharan Africa (0.5)  (not available 2022/23)


IR422 Conflict and Peacebuilding (1.0) #


IR452 Empire and Conflict in World Politics (0.5)  (not available 2022/23)


IR466 Genocide (0.5)


IR471 Critical International Law (0.5)


LL4A8 International Law and the Use of Force (0.5) #


LL4A9 Law in War (0.5) #


MC422 Critical Studies in Media and Journalism (0.5)


SO424 Approaches to Human Rights (1.0)


SO457 Political Reconciliation (0.5)


Any course taught by the Department of Gender Studies subject to availability.

Paper 4

GI499 Dissertation - Independent Research Project (1.0)


A : Subject to availability and timetabling constraints. Students can take courses to a maximum of one full unit from outside the Department of Gender Studies.

# means there may be prerequisites for this course. Please view the course guide for more information.

Note for prospective students:
For changes to graduate course and programme information for the next academic session, please see the graduate summary page for prospective students. Changes to course and programme information for future academic sessions can be found on the graduate summary page for future students.