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Master of Arts in Gender Studies (Advanced Seminars and Shorter Thesis)

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  • Academic Title
    Master of Arts in Gender Studies (Advanced Seminars and Shorter Thesis)
  • Course description
    The masters program allows students to combine coursework with extensive independent research in gender studies. The thesis should demonstrate a critical application of specialist knowledge and make an independent contribution to existing scholarship in the area of research. Candidates may advance to the Doctor of Philosophy degree after successful completion of the masters or may apply to convert to the PhD at an earlier stage. An honours grade of at least H2B (70%) average must be attained in the respective thesis and advanced seminar components of the course to qualify for the award of the masters degree.

    Objectives:    

    Students who complete the masters will:

        * demonstrate a sound understanding of the main developments in past and contemporary theorising about gender relations;
        * understand the issues involved in debates about feminist knowledge;
        * demonstrate a capacity for articulating research questions relating to gender relations and the appropriate methodologies for investigating them;
        * exhibit a familiarity with relevant literature and an ability to locate one's research within that literature;
        * express research findings in lucid effective prose that uses appropriate conventions of documentation.

    Course Structure & Available Subjects:    

        * Thesis 20,000-22,000 words
        * At least 1 core subject
        * Maximum of 1 elective subject

    Students must consult the course coordinator to have their subject selection approved prior to enrolment at the Faculty Office. Applicants should note that they must satisfy any prerequisite as set, before being allowed to enroll in any subjects.

    Subject Options:
       
    Thesis subject (75 points per year)

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