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MSc in Gender (Rights and Human Rights)

Programme Code: TMGEHR

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 two compulsory courses and options to the value of two full units 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)

Paper 1

GI424 Gender Theories: An Interdisciplinary Approach (0.5)

Paper 2

GI426 Gender and Human Rights (0.5) #

Paper 3

Courses to the value of 2.0 unit(s) from the following: A


AN463 Borders and Boundaries: Ethnographic Approaches (0.5)  (not available 2023/24)


DV428 Managing Humanitarianism (0.5)


DV434 Human Security (0.5)  (not available 2023/24)


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)


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) #


GI413 Gender, Race and Militarisation (0.5)


GI414 Theorising Gender and Social Policy (0.5)


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


GI421 Sexuality, Gender and Culture (0.5) #


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


GI425 Introduction to Gender, Peace and Security (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)


GV4F2 Popular Politics in the Middle East (0.5)  (not available 2023/24)


GV4H3 Feminist Political Theory (0.5)


GV4J8 Middle East Politics in Transnational Perspective (0.5)


GV4K2 Postcolonial and Comparative Political Theory (0.5)


GV4M6 Modern African Political Philosophy (0.5) #


IR452 Empire and Conflict in World Politics (0.5)  (not available 2023/24)


IR471 Critical International Law (0.5)  (not available 2023/24)


LL468 European Human Rights Law (0.5)  (not available 2023/24)


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


LL4AW Foundations of International Human Rights Law (0.5) #


MY425 Case Studies and Comparative Methods for Qualitative Research (0.5)


MY428 Qualitative Text and Discourse Analysis (0.5) #  (not available 2023/24)


SO4B3 Seeing like an NGO: Human Rights in Practice (0.5)  (not available 2023/24)


SO4B5 The Anticolonial Archive: The Sociology of Empire and its Afterlives (0.5)


SP419 Social Movements, Activism, and Social Policy (0.5)


Any other course from outside the department up the the value of 1.0 unit(s) with permission and subject to availability.

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.


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.