School of Geography, Politics and Sociology
School of Psychology
Newcastle Upon Tyne, England
You take compulsory modules (120 credits), which provide the theoretical, methodological and substantive frameworks of the programme. Theoretical includes: theories of gender. Methodological includes: introduction to information skills; thinking about research û puzzles, paradoxes and problems; feminist research issues; dissertation preparation; qualitative methodology in the social sciences; quantitative methodology in the social sciences. Substantive includes: social divisions and inequality; a specialist study.
MA students then develop skills in these three areas through the design and completion of a dissertation project (60 credits). Students are guided through their projects by an expert in their research area from the range of staff who contribute to the programme. Many former students have progressed to PhD study using their MA theses as a springboard into the advanced study required for a doctoral thesis. The Diploma is available for those who do not undertake the dissertation.