The MA degree can be taken full-time over one year, or part-time over two years. The taught component of this programme consists of two compulsory core modules, Difference, Diversity & Change and Work, Politics & Culture; three social science methodology modules; and one research training module; Interdisciplinary Methods for Women's Studies. In addition you will be allocated a supervisor for your 60 credit dissertation which must be submitted towards the end of your final year.
'The MA Women's Studies (Social Research) gives you the chance to get to grips with a whole variety of both qualitative and quantitative research methods. In that way it is very practical and useful, both for the MA dissertation and any possible further study/research work you may undertake. It is also a great chance to meet lots of people from all over the world and make some wonderful friends!'
This programme aims:
|Difference, Diversity & Change||20||1 x 2 hr seminar||assessed essay|
|Quantitative Methods & Data Analysis||20||1 lecture + 2 hr wkshop||assessed exercise|
|Qualitative Methods||20||1 lecture + 3 hr wkshop||assessed exercises|
|Interdisciplinary Methods in Women's Studies||20||1 x 2 hr workshop||assessed portfolio|
|and 2 from:|
|Work, Politics & Culture||20||1 x 2 hr seminar||assessed essay|
|Options||20||1 x 2 hr seminar||assessed essay|
|Advanced Social Research Methods||20||2 lecture + 2 hr workshop||assessed exercise|
|Digital by-product Data and the Social Sciences||20||2 lecture + 2 hr workshop||assessed exercise|
|And the Dissertation:|
|Dissertation||60||5 x supervisions||14-16,000 words|
Candidates for the MA will normally be required to have a good first degree (an upper second class degree or its equivalent), although applications from those with other qualifications may be considered on their merits. Applications are also welcomed from mature students and those returning to education.