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Postgraduate Study at the Centre for Women's Studies

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Founded in 1984, the Centre for Women's Studies at York (CWS) is among the most well-established bases for feminist and gender-oriented teaching and research, both in the UK and internationally.

We adopt a women-centred and interdisciplinary approach to the changing nature of both women's experiences and gender relations. By drawing on a range of disciplines - cultural studies, history, literature, philosophy, politics, sociology, social policy - we explore the differing perspectives each has to offer, as well as the creative tensions between them.

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Why study Women's Studies at York

Interdisciplinary learning

Explore perspectives across disciplines, led by academics actively engaged in a variety of fields.

Extracurricular events

Forge deeper connections with alumni at the CWS and cultivate your learning at our Feminist Research and Careers Skills (FRACS) workshops.

Masters Taster Day

13 March 2024, 1pm to 5pm GMT

Get a taste of why so many people love living and learning at the University of York. Join us on 13 March to:

  • check out our campus
  • meet your academic department
  • speak to our student services teams
  • hear postgraduate presentations.

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