MA in Gender Studies at Sussex

The Sussex MA in Gender Studies is designed to provide students with advanced grounding in feminist theories and methodologies and the opportunity to specialise through a range of options and individually chosen dissertation topics. The programme is intrinsically interdisciplinary: contributing colleagues come from departments such as Sociology, Media & Film, Anthropology, Law, English Literature and International Relations. The student cohort is diverse, including women and men seconded from international NGOs, recent home and international graduates, and mature students keen to return to academic study. A large number of Sussex faculty are engaged in research on a variety of gender-related topics, including sexualities and sexual violence, nationalism and citizenship, women's history and literature, education and work, and reproductive politics. This gives the programme broad optionality and expert supervision for student dissertations. Part-time study is available for home and EU students, and applications from candidates with varied qualifications and backgrounds are strongly encouraged.

Sussex University is a top teaching and research institution located in the vibrant and cosmopolitan coastal city of Brighton, England. It has a reputation for political radicalism and innovative teaching and learning, and as such is an ideal environment in which to study gender. The campus is located in the South Downs, an area of outstanding natural beauty, and London is just an hour away.

For more information on the MA in Gender Studies, please visit or Email Dr Alison Phipps, Director of Gender Studies, at