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What will I learn?

The MLitt in Gender Studies explores the theory and history of gender studies as well as the ways in which gender interacts with class, race, ethnicity, sexuality, inequality, and power.

Course information

What is gender and how does it influence our thinking about concepts such as equality, difference, and justice? On the MLitt in Gender Studies you will explore the theory and history of gender studies and its application to contemporary debates.


  • Introduces key topics in gender studies, providing a broad-based overview of the field.
  • Interdisciplinary character helps you to develop a more rounded understanding of gender studies questions and concepts.
  • Prepares students for further academic study and research.
  • Links with the St Andrews Institute for Gender Studies bring you into contact with current gender studies research across different disciplines.
  • Integrated training programme connects your academic learning with the development of personal and professional competencies.

The MLitt in Gender Studies is distinguished by its interdisciplinary character and an emphasis on an intersectional understanding of gender. You will also benefit from links with the St Andrews Institute of Gender Studies.

Gender studies are inherently interdisciplinary. On this MLitt subject experts from across the University provide their own disciplinary perspectives on key topics. Your learning will encompass feminism and women’s studies, masculine studies, sexism and oppression, and queer theory. In this way you will engage with critical perspectives on gender and related subjects.


The University of St Andrews’ global reputation makes its graduates highly valued by employers. The MLitt in Gender Studies provides subject knowledge and applied skills relevant to a range of career paths; it will be of particular interest if you intend to continue to doctoral research.

In addition to broadening your subject knowledge and applying established techniques of research and enquiry, you will develop and demonstrate essential skills including:

  • critical thinking and creativity
  • analysis and appraisal
  • problem solving and decision making
  • personal leadership and project management
  • interpersonal communication and team working

Which department am I in?

University of St Andrews

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£20,370.00 (US$ 28,037) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

Expected September 2022


University of St Andrews

College Gate,

St Andrews,

KY16 9AJ, Scotland

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Postgraduate candidates will normally be expected to hold a BA or BS with a grade point average range of 3.0 to 3.6+/4.0 or equivalent GPA. Postgraduate entrance requirements may be higher depending on the School and the programme you wish to study.

For international students

Students need a good 2.1 Honours undergraduate degree. IELTS (Academic): 6.0 Minimum component scores (Listening, Reading, Writing, Speaking) and 7.0 minimum overall score; TOEFL IBT: 94 minimum overall score with Listening: 12; Reading: 13; Writing: 27; Speaking: 18.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.