Gender and Sexuality Studies is an inter-faculty programme drawing on the unique breadth of disciplines for which UCL is renowned. The degree is offered by the Centre for Multidisciplinary and Intercultural Inquiry, and involves staff from the faculties of Arts & Humanities, Social & Historical Sciences, Laws and Built Environment.
Research students can specialise in any aspect of gender or sexuality studies for which suitable supervision is available. Potential supervisors’ disciplinary perspectives are drawn from anthropology, development studies, education, geography, law, literary studies, queer studies, sociology and urban studies.
Potential supervisors have a very varied set of research interests with a focus on many different parts of the world. Their interests include nationalism and sexuality; gender and urban development in the Global South; contemporary gay/queer cinema; feminist perspectives on family law and the home;gender and sexuality in medieval and modern European literature and in Israeli literature: children in Chinese literature; sexuality, migration and health; gender in Chinese medicine; and cultural discourses of AIDS.
Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).
Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.
All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.