Centre for Women's Studies

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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Events

Wed
30
Jan

Introduction to Postgraduate Teaching at York

An opportunity for CWS PhD Students to find out more about postgraduate teaching at the University of York and within the Centre for Women's Studies

Tue
5
Feb

Understanding the Nature of Women's Solidarity in the Women's Movement in Turkey

A talk by Dr Pelin Dincer, Hacettepe University, on "Understanding the Nature of Women's Solidarity in the Women's Movement in Turkey"

Fri
8
Feb

Sisterhood in Action

A conference for current CWS PhD and Masters students to share their research.

News

GEMMA Erasmus Mundus Scholarship

Posted on Sunday 13 January 2019

Erasmus Mundus Scholarships for the MA in Gender and Women's Studies (GEMMA) is now open. The scholarships will fund the tuition fees, participation cost and a contribution to subsistence / travel costs. These scholarships are open to all eligible International students.

British Sociological Association highlight the launch of our new MA in Women's and Gender Studies (GEMMA)

Posted on Thursday 13 December 2018

We are excited to feature in the British Sociological Association Magazine for Autumn 2018 to announce the introduction of our new MA in Women's and Gender Studies (GEMMA).

CWS has joined new collaborative European sponsored Masters

Posted on Thursday 8 November 2018

The Centre for Women’s Studies (CWS) has joined a consortium of leading international Women’s and Gender Studies departments to deliver the GEMMA Masters programme, a recognised European ‘Masters of Excellence’.

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What our students say

"Make the most of your time at this great centre - the more you put in the more you'll get out of it (and the sky's the limit for that)!" - Lotika (former PhD student)

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