This MSc provides advanced study in the application of gender theory to social policy, planning and practice. It aims to give students a grounded understanding of the concepts and theories relevant to a gender analysis of social policy in a global context, as well as academic context, in which to explore gender issues and approaches to social policy across the North-South divide. The teaching will focus on stimulating independent thought on gender and difference and enhancing professional capabilities in the practice of social policy.
All students follow the two core courses, Gender Theories in the Modern World, an interdisciplinary approach, and one half unit, Theorising Gender and Social Policy plus a further half unit with either a European or Development focus. In addition, students will take a further combination of courses to the value of one full unit. You must also complete a 10,000 word dissertation on an approved topic. The dissertation should reflect learning from both the social policy and gender components of the MSc.