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MSc in Gender, Policy and Inequalities

Programme Code: TMGEPOLIN

Department: Gender Studies

For students starting this programme of study in 2023/24

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 courses to the value of three full units and a dissertation as shown below.

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)

Paper 1

GI414 Theorising Gender and Social Policy (0.5)


And one of the following:


GI415 Gender and Welfare Regimes: Developments and Change (0.5)


GI417 Feminist Population Politics (0.5)


GI418 Feminist Economics and Policy: An Introduction (0.5) #

Paper 2

GI424 Gender Theories: An Interdisciplinary Approach (0.5)

Paper 3

Courses to the value of 1.5 units from the following: A


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


DV458 Key issues in Global Health and Development (0.5)


GI402 Gender, Knowledge and Research Practice (0.5)


GI403 Gender and Media Representation (0.5)


GI407 Globalisation, Gender and Development (1.0)  (not available 2023/24)


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


GI411 Gender, Post/coloniality and Development: Critical Perspectives and New Directions (0.5) #


GI413 Gender, Race and Militarisation (0.5)


GI415 Gender and Welfare Regimes: Developments and Change (0.5)


GI417 Feminist Population Politics (0.5)


GI418 Feminist Economics and Policy: An Introduction (0.5) #


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


GI421 Sexuality, Gender and Culture (0.5) # 1


GI422 Transnational Sexual Politics (1.0) 2


GI423 Globalisation and Sexuality (0.5) # 3  (not available 2023/24)


GI425 Introduction to Gender, Peace and Security (0.5)


GI426 Gender and Human Rights (0.5) #


GI428 Bodies, Culture and Politics (0.5)  (not available 2023/24)


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


GI430 Intersectional Inequalities in the Agro-Food System (0.5)  (not available 2023/24)


GV4D7 Dilemmas of Equality (0.5)


GV4H3 Feminist Political Theory (0.5)


GY431 Cities, People and Poverty in the South (0.5) #  (not available 2023/24)


MY405 Research Design for Policy and Programme Evaluation (0.5)


MY423 Interview Methods for Social Science Research (0.5) #


PB422 Health Communication (0.5)  (not available 2023/24)


SP414 Ethnicity, Race and Social Policy (0.5)  (not available 2023/24)

Paper 4

GI499 Dissertation - Independent Research Project (1.0)

Prerequisite Requirements and Mutually Exclusive Options

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

1 : GI421 can not be taken with GI422, GI423

2 : GI422 can not be taken with GI421, GI423

3 : GI423 can not be taken with GI421, GI422


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

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.