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MPhil Multi-disciplinary Gender Studies

 Course Level
Masters / PG
 Type
Full Time

 Duration
11 Months
 Start month
January

 Tuition fee

International
34295 GBP
National
25845 GBP
EU
26195 GBP

Application fee

International 50 GBP
National 50 GBP
EU 50 GBP
Department
Centre for Gender Studies
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)7.5
TOEFL-IBT (min)100
4

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About this course

The MPhil in Multi-disciplinary Gender Studies provides rigorous advanced training in the multi-disciplinary study of gender. The course is designed for those students who wish to prepare for PhD or further research and also, for those who want to enhance their understanding of 'gender' by undertaking the MPhil only.

The primary objective of the course is to introduce students from a wide variety of academic, business and policy backgrounds to the traditions, methods and front-line research that shape an advanced gender analysis of human society. Over twenty different departments within the University of Cambridge come together on this course to address a range of topics such as Conflict; Globalization; Labour Market Inequality; Public Policy; Culture; Bio-medical advances, Experimental Psychology, Human Rights and Justice, Literature and the Arts, Culture and Antiquity. Graduates from this MPhil will emerge as highly desirable candidates for NGO, governmental, policy, business, and academic careers.

The course aims to provide students with the opportunity to develop the skills necessary to:

  • use a range of methods for gathering, analyzing and interpreting research material.
  • apply normative theories to substantive research topics.
  • frame research questions, to construct appropriate research designs, and develop a thorough grasp of a wide range of methodological approaches.
  • interpret complex research publications effectively.
  • independently manage primary research, including data management and the writing up of research as well as understanding codes of research practice and research ethics.
  • research and also to make use of constructive criticism.

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Eligibility Criteria

Graduate work in Cambridge is intense and very intellectually demanding and so the University has high academic entry requirements. Academic requirements will vary from course to course, and you should check the individual course entry in the course directory for the course specific requirements. You are normally expected to hold or to have achieved by the start of your course:

At least a 2i honours degree from a UK university or an equivalent standard from an overseas university; and
Completion of, or release from, any current training or education course.
A directory on international qualifications that meet the University's minimum academic requirement may be found in the International section of our website.

Applicants should be aware that meeting the University’s or Department’s minimum academic requirements does not guarantee entry; it is only one of the factors taken into account when selectors make their decision. Many other factors are also important, such as: suitability for the course, proficiency in English, relevant experience, references, availability of a suitable supervisor, and the ratio of available places.

English language requirement:

  • IELTS: 7
  • TOEFL-IBT: 100

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Course Modules

The MPhil programme is designed to enable students to conduct independent research in the field of gender studies. The outcomes of the programme are achieved both through focused study of a wide range of selected specialised aspects of gender analysis, and through development of more general research skills and methods that enable the student to produce original, independent work. The course aims to provide students with the opportunity to develop the skills necessary to:

  • use a range of methods for gathering, analysing and interpreting research material.
  • apply normative theories to substantive research topics.
  • frame research questions, to construct appropriate research designs, and develop a thorough grasp of a wide range of methodological approaches.
  • interpret complex research publications effectively.
  • independently manage primary research, including data management and the writing up of research as well as understanding codes of research practice and research ethics.
  • present research and also to make use of constructive criticism.

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How to Apply

The Apply Online button on the right will take you to the Applicant Portal, where you can create and submit your application, and request references.

An application is only complete when:

  • you have submitted your application via the Applicant Portal and paid the £50 application fee
  • you have uploaded the required supporting documents via the Applicant Self-Service
  • your referees have provided their references.

If you miss the deadlines specified in this section, you will not be able to submit your application.

Before applying formally, students should contact individual PIs at the Metabolic Research Laboratories whose work interests them, to enlist their support for the application. Only applications supported by an MRL PI will be considered.  Applications are considered throughout the year on a rolling basis.

Offers made to places on this course are conditional on clearing any security checks the University deems necessary. Security checks are routinely required for all individuals involved in research activities that include working with sensitive information; working with children and vulnerable adults; working with live animals or with tissues supplied from live animals or working in an environment in which such work is pursued by others; working with dangerous pathogens or in a category 3 containment laboratory; or working with some other sensitive technologies. Where necessary the University will ensure that applicants are not disproportionately impacted by the requirement for any security checks by allowing new students to take up places and start appropriate areas of their work prior to a check in other areas being completed.

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