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MAInternational Relations (Gender)

University of Birmingham
United Kingdom, Birmingham
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Overview

This programme interrogates gender in global politics and global governance. The emphasis throughout is critical reflection on the relationship between theory and practice. Students will acquire extensive knowledge of how gender is interrogated within the academic discipline of International Relations and how this is, in turn, related to concrete institutions and institutionalised practices at the global, regional, national and local level, including specialist agencies with a remit to promote gender equality and women’s human rights and gender mainstreaming practices.

The course also covers academic discourse on non-governmental organisations, transnational activist networks and social movements, in relation to the practices, politics, political strategies and advocacy work of a broad range of civil society actors.

Programme structure

Compulsory:

20 credits – Sex, Death, Gender and (In) Security
20 credits – Gender and Global Governance
60 credits – Dissertation MA students to submit a 13,500 word dissertation (not applicable to Diploma Students)
You’ll take at least 40 credits from the optional modules A list. These are modules that we believe best fit this degree. We recommend that you also take some or all of your remaining credits from this list.

Optional modules A (Choose at least 40 credits from the following)

20 credits – Critical Approaches to Development (IDD)
20 credits – Democracy, Power and Citizenship
20 credits – Developments in Contemporary Political Analysis
20 credits – Gender and Development (IDD)
20 credits – Global Ethics 1
20 credits – Global Ethics 2
40 credits – International Relations Theory
We also offer you the opportunity to choose from our much longer list of Optional Modules B.

Optional Modules B (Choose up to 40 credits from the following)

20 credits – Civil War, Conflict & International Intervention
20 credits – Critical Approaches to Development (IDD)
20 credits – Development Politics (IDD)
20 credits – Developments in Contemporary Political Analysis
20 credits – Democracy, Power and Citizenship
40 credits – Diplomacy and Statecraft
20 credits – Ethical Dimensions of Terrorism, Political Violence and War
20 credits – Gender and Development (IDD)
20 credits – The Geopolitical Economy of Energy
20 credits – Global Environmental Governance
20 credits – Global Ethics 1
20 credits – Global Ethics 2
40 credits – Globalisation and Governance
40 credits – International Political Economy
40 credits – International Relations Theory
20 credits – Post-Conflict Peacebuilding and International Order
20 credits – Power in Global Politics
20 credits – Revolution And Enlightenment (Political Ideas A)
20 credits – Rising Powers and Global Order
40 credits – Security Studies
20 credits – Social Analysis of Inequality, Poverty and Development (IDD)
20 credits – Social Theory and Critique: Contested Knowledge
20 credits – Social Theory: From Marxism to Post Marxism
20 credits – Terrorism and Political Violence
20 credits – Terrorism and Contemporary Conflict
20 credits – Theory and Ethics of Terrorism and Political Violence
20 credits – Totalitarianism And The State (Political Ideas B)
20 credits – Migration, Superdiversity, Policy and Practice (IASS)
20 credits – Globalisation, International Migration and Citizenship (IASS)

Career opportunities

This programme will act as a foundation for an academic career in the same way as any other taught postgraduate programme. However, there is a range of national and international organisations (both government and non-governmental) that have dedicated gender advisory units and this MA would significantly enhance the application of a candidate to any of these institutions. These include, but are not limited to: Oxfam, International Alert, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the Department for International Development, Amnesty International, the United Nations, the World Bank Group, the International Committee of the Red Cross.

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Studies commence
Sep 20, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States