Graduate Courses

Why take the Gender Studies Interdisciplinary Graduate Programme?

If you want to develop appreciation and understanding of women?s and men? lives; desire to explore the meaning of gender in our lives; provide professional service to or create products for both women and men; or are a student interested in working to understand, and challenge bias and oppression to create a more just world ? THIS IS THE PROGRAMME for you.

Take the Gender Studies career oriented Programme. We offer full time and part time Honours, Masters and Doctorate studies. Our programmes emphasise an interactive learning process that is beneficial to students? intellectual and emotional capacities. Our core-course is also open to non-Gender Studies students.

Our graduate programme offers innovative graduate courses designed to build capacity in gender research and gender analysis. Expertise is drawn from across the UKZN Faculties. Students have the option to work with recognised experts based on their research interests. The programme is designed to meet the needs of those interested in a career in research and training, or those already working in related professional fields.

A flexible suite of advanced study options available:

  • Honours and Masters (one or two year programme); Masters by coursework and short dissertation (one or two year programme full-time).
  • Other degrees offered are Masters by dissertation and PhD by thesis.
  • All Honours and Masters Coursework students will complete two compulsory courses in semester one: Gender Politics and Theory AND Gender and Sexuality. In semester two Honours and Masters students have the following module options: Gender and Health; Gender and Media; Gender and Language; Gender and Education; Discrimination and the Law; HIV/AIDS, Human Rights, and the Law.
  • Students also have the option to opt for modules from cognate programmes.

Entrance requirements for the graduate programme:

  • A good undergraduate degree in any discipline
  • Related work experience preferable, but not absolutely required
  • Good academic record and evidence of analytical and writing skills

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