Gender Studies is an interdisciplinary subject taught across many of the Schools within the University. Sussex boasts a broad field of expertise in this subject, which makes for fresh and innovative content and a variety of approaches to teaching and learning. The Centre for Gender Studies, which draws all this expertise together, is based in the School of Law, Politics and Sociology.
At undergraduate level, courses related to gender issues are taught in many disciplines and departments including Sociology, Anthropology, Media & Film, English Literature and International Relations.
At postgraduate level, students can pursue specialised routes of scholarship in an institution that has an excellent reputation for graduate work in Gender Studies nationally and internationally. There are taught and research Masters pathways, and opportunities to pursue doctoral study on gender in both humanities and social sciences. Across the university, there are currently almost 100 doctoral students working on gender-related topics.
Our undergraduates and postgraduates are incredibly politically active in a number of student-led groups which include:
- University of Sussex Women's Group
- Sussex Feminist/Gender Society
- Sussex Feminist Book Club
- Gender Studies Film Club
- an anti-violence group called Students Against Sexual Harassment
Students also work part-time or volunteer for various local organisations including:
A large and committed group of faculty engage in Gender teaching and research at Sussex. Many are leaders in their fields or up-and-coming scholars, and all are enthusiastic about welcoming students to this vibrant academic community. The Centre also enjoys good links with the Sussex Centre for Cultural Studies, the Centre for the Study of Sexual Dissidence and the Centre for Life History and Life Writing Research.
As well as being interesting, studying Gender opens up good employment opportunities. Gender Studies graduates go into a variety of professions within fields such as the media, policy, non-governmental organisations, teaching, the civil service, the arts and trade unions.
For more details about Gender modules and postgraduate study in Gender Studies, contact Director Alison Phipps at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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