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MPhil/PhD Gender and Women's Studies

Lancaster University

Course Overview

The PhD in Gender and Women’s Studies gives you the opportunity to develop your own research skills and expertise as part of our vibrant cross-faculty feminist community. As part of this you will have a chance to be part of our active research community and to engage with both formal (e.g. seminars) and informal (e.g. coffee mornings) gatherings of staff spread across a number of research centres and departments.

You will join an international and interdisciplinary community with students working on PhDs in Sociology, Gender and Women’s Studies, Science Studies, Media and Cultural Studies, and Applied Social Science. You will be assigned PhD supervisors (usually two), and consideration will be taken to match you with supervisor(s) whose current active research interests and expertise are relevant to your chosen topic. Close working relations are enjoyed with other departments at Lancaster, and in some cases there is cross-departmental supervision.

A programme of skills and dissertation workshops designed specifically for postgraduate students within the Sociology Department runs throughout the year.

In addition, you are encouraged to attend any relevant MA taught modules, but are not required to take any for credit as part of your degree.

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3 years


Sep 2024

Start Month

Aug 2024

Application Deadline

Upcoming Intakes

  • September 2024

Mode of Study

  • Full Time