Gender, Difference and Rights (Summer School)

Queen Mary Summer School the United Kingdom

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The award
Summer School

How long you will study
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Domestic course fees
GBP 1700 per total

How you will study

Course starts
June, July

International course fees
GBP 1700 per total

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About Gender, Difference and Rights at Queen Mary Summer School

The aim of the course is to engage the students with a critical global conversation on `Gender, Difference and Rights'.  The course aims at drawing student’s attention to how and why the relationship between gender and rights has been a highly fraught and tense one in local, regional and global arenas. Rights interventions have not necessarily nor invariably produced progressive and empowering outcomes for all women, and the ramifications and effectiveness when invoking violence against women and gender-based violence within new modes of global and national governance have yet to be seriously evaluated. 

The course examines the complex relationship between gender, difference and rights in a range of geographical and political contexts and in relation to several issues, including equality, culture, violence against women,  and peace and security. In addition, the course introduces students to different critical theoretical perspectives, including liberal feminism, governance feminism, and postcolonial feminism.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardSummer SchoolHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study find out
    Course startsJune, JulyDomestic course feesGBP 1700 per totalInternational course feesGBP 1700 per total

Notes about fees for this course

We offer a 10% discount to:

  • Students and staff from partner institutions
  • Alumni
  • Current Queen Mary students

We offer a 10% 'early bird' discount if you apply before the 31st of March.

The cost of accommodation is £670 for one session and £1,370 for both sessions.

Entry requirements

We welcome Summer School students from around the world. We accept a range of qualifications:

  • if your home institution uses the four-point Grade Point Average (GPA) scale, we usually require a 3.0 GPA
  • if your home institution uses the letter scale, you will need to have a B+

All of our courses are taught and assessed in English. If English isn’t your first language, you must meet one of the following English Language requirements in order to join the Queen Mary Summer School:

  • If you hold a degree from a majority English speaking country plus Canada you may use this degree to satisfy the English language requirements for entry, provided the degree was completed no more than 5 years before the start date of the course to which you are applying.
  • IELTS, 7 overall or higher
  • TOEFL Internet Based Test we require a minimum of 100 (L22; S25; R24; W27)
  • China UEE (University Entrance Exam) - 110
  • CET 4 – 550 or CET 6 – 490
  • PTE Academic 68
  • Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English 185 70- grade C (old marking system)

Applicants with an alternative qualification should check it is equivalent to the above or contact us at

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