What will I learn?

The PGDip in Women’s Studies (Humanities) is a tailored programme for those with a interest in humanities-informed approaches to interdisciplinary women’s and gender studies.

You'll address a diverse range of theoretical and methodological approaches to women's and gender studies, developing a critical awareness of the gendered aspects of cultural life, representation and textual enquiry.

You will have the opportunity to focus on a variety of cultural perspectives and practices – literary, visual, and artistic – from both contemporary and historical cultures and across a range of geographical and societal spaces. You will also acquire practical research skills, extending your knowledge of humanities-informed feminist methodologies.

Careers and skills

Our programmes emphasise a feminist sensitivity to difference and power relations, advocating transferable skills applicable in the realms of public engagement and career development. You will learn to analyse your own preconceptions and engage with a wide variety of social/political issues, facilitating your development into responsible global citizens.

Fostering enhanced analytical and critical thinking skills, and the ability to communicate complex ideas with nuance and awareness of difference and diversity, this PGDip in Women's Studies (Humanities) also offers a suitable foundation for graduates wishing to pursue further education in the field.

Which department am I in?

Centre for Women's Studies

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£14,030.00 (US$ 18,859) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

University of York

Heslington,

York,

YO10 5DD, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

For a research degree, such as an MPhil or a PhD, you would normally need a Bachelors degree plus either a Masters degree in a relevant subject or some experience of conducting research. If you're a non-native English speaking applicant you must provide evidence of your English language ability.

For international students

Undergraduate degree: 2:1 or equivalent in a related subject. Other qualifications and experience: Applications from those with other qualifications may be considered on their merits. Applications are also welcomed from mature students and those returning to education. IELTS 6.5, minimum 6.0 in each component, TOEFL 87, minimum of 21 in each component.

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

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Kaplan International College (KIC) London
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About University of York

“The University of York is based in the historic city of York, regularly named one of the best places to live and visit in the UK.”

  • 94 per cent graduate employment rate
  • Part of the Russell Group of 24 leading UK universities
  • York is consistently ranked as one of the top UK universities
  • International scholarships available

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