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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Posted on Wednesday 6 March 2019
CWS is pleased to have hosted a very successful afternoon of talks on 2 March 2019, in conjunction with York International Women's Week. The event featured one of the Centre's lecturers and eight PhD researchers sharing 10-minute talks about their research on local and global issues affecting women today. Speakers presented to a sold out event at York's city-centre York Explore Library and also had the chance to engage in lively Q&A sessions with the audience.
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.
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).
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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