The MA in Gender, Sexuality and Culture is a highly interdisciplinary programme that will: Introduce new approaches to gender studies and sexuality studies as a theoretical, social, cultural, political and historical field of investigation; challenge current understandings of gender and sexuality by interrogating cultural identities, such as queer, homosexual, gay, straight, bisexual, transgendered; examine cultural production and cultural theory in relating to other power systems, such as race, ethnicity and class; and offer training in research methods.
The MA in Gender, Sexuality and Culture is a highly interdisciplinary programme that will:
* introduce new approaches to gender studies and sexuality studies as a theoretical, social, cultural, political and historical field of investigation
* challenge current understandings of gender and sexuality by interrogating cultural identities, such as queer, heterosexual, homosexual, gay, straight, bisexual, transgendered
* examine cultural production and cultural theory in relation to other power systems, such as race, ethnicity and class
* offer training in research methods Students from all academic backgrounds are invited to apply.
This approach is unique within the UK as it brings together scholars who offer options in a range of academic disciplines, including English and American Studies, Art History or Visual Culture, History, Modern Language, Religions and Theology, History of Medicine, Sociology, Social Anthropology, and others. The research culture of the University of Manchester is unusually rich for the study of gender and sexuality, and many departments with offerings in this area are ranked 5 or 5*. Based in the Centre for the Study of Sexuality and Culture, graduate students can take advantage of the stimulating research environment with regular seminar series such as "Gender, Sexuality and Culture: New Exchanges" and conferences.
Progression and assessment
Students may take a range of options across the humanities and social sciences.
Career opportunities Students in our programme have gone on to take up a diverse range of careers in both the public and private sectors. Some have gone on to pursue postgraduate research, and several have taken up jobs as teachers.
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.