International Relations (Gender) (MA)

University of Birmingham the United Kingdom

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The award
MA

How long you will study
1 year

Domestic course fees
GBP 7290 per year

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
GBP 16380 per year

All study options

About International Relations (Gender) at University of Birmingham

This programme interrogates gender in global politics and global governance. The emphasis throughout is critical reflection on the relationship between theory and practice. Students will acquire extensive knowledge of how gender is interrogated within the academic discipline of International Relations and how this is, in turn, related to concrete institutions and institutionalised practices at the global, regional, national and local level, including specialist agencies with a remit to promote gender equality and women's human rights and gender mainstreaming practices. The course also covers academic discourse on non-governmental organisations, transnational activist networks and social movements, in relation to the practices, politics, political strategies and advocacy work of a broad range of civil society actors.

Issues examined include: Norms, institutions and mechanisms of governance, Gender as discourse / ideology, Gender as a category in policy-making, Gendered subjectivities in global politics and governance, Social reproduction, production, consumption and economic development and Security, conflict, conflict resolution and peacekeeping. You will develop the following skills through this programme: Critical awareness of the relationship between theory and practice as applied to the study of governance. In-depth knowledge of the norms, institutions, networks and mechanism of gender and governance at international, regional, national and local levels. The ability to analyse debates and issues relevant to the analysis of gender, globalisation and governance, and to articulate that analysis both concisely and persuasively. The ability to analyse debates and issues relevant to the analysis of gender, globalisation and governance, and to articulate that analysis both concisely and persuasively.

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 awardMAHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study1 year
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 7290 per yearInternational course feesGBP 16380 per year
  • The awardMAHow you will studyPart-timeHow long you will study2 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 3645 per yearInternational course fees find out

Entry requirements

Students need to have an IELTS score of 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in any band.

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