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 H3 (65%) average must be attained in the respective thesis and advanced seminar components of the course to qualify for the award of the masters degree.
Intended learning outcomes
Students who complete the Master of Arts (Advanced Seminar & Shorter Thesis) in this area of specialisation should:
- 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; and
- express research findings in lucid effective prose that uses appropriate conventions of documentation.
Last updated: 24 November 2023