University of Bath

Gender and Politics MA – 2 years part-time

University of Bath
In Bath

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Important information

Typology Master
Location Bath
Duration 2 Years
Start September 2020
  • Master
  • Bath
  • Duration:
    2 Years
  • Start:
    September 2020

With gender at last being given centre stage as a political issue, now is a particularly interesting time to be looking at politics and gender in combination.

Delving into this fascinating area, this MA will give you a deep insight into issues related to gender and the contemporary world.

You’ll explore how gender intersects with politics, international relations, political theory and public policy.

Other topics covered include the politics of gender inequality, and the part gender can play in the peace and reconciliation of countries; and gender in political representation, and the steps needed to make electoral organisations more gender equal.

You’ll be joining a well-established team of academics specialising in gender and politics. We have a growing Gender and Sexuality Research Network at the University.

This is also currently one of the only MA courses in the UK focusing specifically on politics and gender, giving you a stand-out qualification.

As well as a compelling set of master’s level skills, you will gain a deep understanding of how gender is approached in politics across national and international spheres, putting you in a strong position for a policy making career.

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Bath (Somerset)
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University Of Bath, BA2 7AY


Sep-2020Now taking bookings

To take into account

· What are the objectives of this course?

Explore the intersection of gender and politics on one of the only master’s in the UK focused on these two subjects combined.

· Who is it intended for?

Studying this course is excellent preparation for working in gender policy roles. You could take your expertise into international organisations, multinational corporations, public bodies or think tanks.

· Requirements

IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components

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What you'll learn on the course

Part Time
International Relations

Course programme

Semester 1
  • Gender theory
  • Scopes and methods of politics and international relations
  • The politics of gender inequality
  • Plus two optional units
Semester 2
  • Gender, peace and security
  • Gender and transitional justice
  • Gender, political behaviour and representation
  • Plus two optional units
  • Gender and politics MA dissertation
Optional course units

These optional units are currently being studied by our students, or are proposed new units.

Semester 1
  • Comparative European politics
  • Societal modernisation and the transformation of democracy
  • International terrorism and counter-terrorism
  • International security: theories and concepts
  • Memory culture - memory politics
  • Governance, security and development in East and South East Asia
  • Russian politics in comparative perspective
  • The cultures of globalisation
  • The global politics of cyberspace
Semester 2
  • Organised crime in Europe: threats and challenges
  • International security: the contemporary agenda
  • Britain and Europe
  • International relations of South and Central Asia
  • Economic foreign policy and the international trade regime
  • Theories of conflict and conflict resolution
  • The politics of risk
Learning and assessment

  • Lectures
  • Online resources
  • Seminars
  • Tutorials
  • Workshops
  • Coursework
  • Dissertation
  • Essay
  • Seminar
  • Other

Additional information

UK/EU application deadline - 31 August 2020
Overseas deadline - 30 June 2020

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