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Sexuality and Gender Studies – Postgraduate Research Opportunities


School of Languages, Cultures, Art History and Music

About the Programme

Sexuality and Gender Studies PhD/MA by Research (On-Campus or by Distance Learning)

Postgraduate research in Sexuality and Gender Studies is a truly interdisciplinary collaboration, led by leading international academics from a range of disciplines, each bringing their specific expertise to the subject. 

The MA by Research programme requires you to prepare a thesis of up to 40,000 words on a topic of your choice under the expert guidance of an academic member of staff. The PhD, the most advanced research degree, comprises of a thesis of up to 80,000 words on a subject of your choice, again under the expert supervision of an academic member of staff.

You can study an MA by Research or PhD programme on campus or by distance learning. Please note that if you are studying with us by distance learning, there is a compulsory annual visit to campus (every two years for part-time PhD students).

Research interests of staff include:

Research can focus on topics including: feminist theory, masculinity studies, queer theory, postcolonial theory, psychoanalysis, ethnography, sexology, and criminology.

For full research interests of staff, please read our staff profiles or visit the 'Research' tab on the programme's webpage.


Funding Notes

Please visit the College of Arts and Law funding page for information on possible funding opportunities: View Website

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