Gender Studies

University of St Andrews


What is gender, and how does it interact with our thinking about equality, inclusion, and justice? In this course, you will explore these questions by studying gender theory and by critically examining contemporary debates on gender issues.

Compulsory modules

Semester 1: Gender Theory: explores the history and theory of gender studies and the ways in which gender is defined, generated, and communicated in different contexts.

Semester 2: Interdisciplinary Topics in Gender Studies: In this module, you will undertake an interdisciplinary exploration of topics that are central to gender studies. You will gain an appreciation of the ways in which issues concerning gender may be applied in different academic disciplines as well as outside of academia. You will learn how to critically examine current issues and controversies surrounding gender and deepen your understanding of the inextricable connections between gender, class, race, ethnicity, sexuality, inequality, and power. Teamwork will play a key part in how the module will be run.

Entry Requirements

2:1 Honours undergraduate degree.

Start Date



Postgraduate Master's



Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Faculty of Arts


Graduate School for Interdisciplinary Studies

SCQF Level