Gender Studies (Humanities) PhD

Key information

Duration:
4 years full time, 6 years part time
Start date:
Choose to start in September 2018, January 2019 or May 2019

Sussex has a long-established reputation for research excellence in the broad field of gender studies. From trans-activism to pro-anorexia websites and from LGBTQ family-making to homonationalism – our postgraduate students are engaged in cutting-edge research.

Areas of study

On the humanities route in Gender Studies, you have the opportunity to explore cultural, social and political approaches to the field. Our expert faculty offer guidance and supervision for a wide range of research projects, including:

  • identities and subcultures
  • the cultural politics of representation
  • cultural geographies
  • digital media 
  • LGBT and queer studies
  • gender and cultural forms.

Entry requirements

Degree requirements

You should normally have a merit (an average of 60% overall) in a Masters degree.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a subject relevant to your chosen area of research. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.  

Please select your country from the list.

Argentina

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a subject relevant to your chosen area of research. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.  

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Australia

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a subject relevant to your chosen area of research. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.  

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Azerbaijan

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a subject relevant to your chosen area of research. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.  

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Bahrain

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a subject relevant to your chosen area of research. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.  

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Bangladesh

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a subject relevant to your chosen area of research. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.  

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Brazil

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a subject relevant to your chosen area of research. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.  

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Brunei

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a subject relevant to your chosen area of research. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.  

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Canada

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a subject relevant to your chosen area of research. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.  

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Chile

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a subject relevant to your chosen area of research. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.  

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

China

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a subject relevant to your chosen area of research. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.  

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Colombia

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a subject relevant to your chosen area of research. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.  

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Cyprus

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a subject relevant to your chosen area of research. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.  

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Ecuador

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a subject relevant to your chosen area of research. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.  

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Egypt

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a subject relevant to your chosen area of research. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.  

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

France

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a subject relevant to your chosen area of research. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.  

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Germany

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a subject relevant to your chosen area of research. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.  

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Ghana

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a subject relevant to your chosen area of research. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.  

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Greece

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a subject relevant to your chosen area of research. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.  

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Hong Kong

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a subject relevant to your chosen area of research. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.  

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

India

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a subject relevant to your chosen area of research. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.  

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Indonesia

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a subject relevant to your chosen area of research. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.  

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Iran

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a subject relevant to your chosen area of research. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.  

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Italy

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a subject relevant to your chosen area of research. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.  

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Japan

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a subject relevant to your chosen area of research. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.  

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Jordan

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a subject relevant to your chosen area of research. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.  

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Kazakhstan

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a subject relevant to your chosen area of research. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.  

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Kenya

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a subject relevant to your chosen area of research. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.  

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Kuwait

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a subject relevant to your chosen area of research. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.  

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Lebanon

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a subject relevant to your chosen area of research. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.  

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Malawi

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a subject relevant to your chosen area of research. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.  

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Malaysia

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a subject relevant to your chosen area of research. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.  

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Mexico

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a subject relevant to your chosen area of research. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.  

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Nepal

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a subject relevant to your chosen area of research. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.  

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Nigeria

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a subject relevant to your chosen area of research. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.  

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Norway

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a subject relevant to your chosen area of research. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.  

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Oman

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a subject relevant to your chosen area of research. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.  

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Pakistan

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a subject relevant to your chosen area of research. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.  

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Palestine

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a subject relevant to your chosen area of research. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.  

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Paraguay

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a subject relevant to your chosen area of research. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.  

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Peru

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a subject relevant to your chosen area of research. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.  

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Philippines

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a subject relevant to your chosen area of research. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.  

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Qatar

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a subject relevant to your chosen area of research. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.  

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Russia

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a subject relevant to your chosen area of research. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.  

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Saudi Arabia

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a subject relevant to your chosen area of research. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.  

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Singapore

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a subject relevant to your chosen area of research. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.  

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

South Africa

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a subject relevant to your chosen area of research. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.  

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

South Korea

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a subject relevant to your chosen area of research. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.  

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Spain

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a subject relevant to your chosen area of research. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.  

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Sri Lanka

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a subject relevant to your chosen area of research. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.  

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Switzerland

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a subject relevant to your chosen area of research. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.  

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Taiwan

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a subject relevant to your chosen area of research. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.  

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Thailand

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a subject relevant to your chosen area of research. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.  

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Turkey

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a subject relevant to your chosen area of research. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.  

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

United Arab Emirates

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a subject relevant to your chosen area of research. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.  

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

USA

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a subject relevant to your chosen area of research. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.  

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Vietnam

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a subject relevant to your chosen area of research. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.  

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Zambia

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a subject relevant to your chosen area of research. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.  

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Zimbabwe

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a subject relevant to your chosen area of research. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.  

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

My country is not listed

If your country is not listed, you need to contact us and find out the qualification level you should have for this course. Contact us at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a subject relevant to your chosen area of research. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.  

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic)

Standard level (6.5 overall, including at least 6.0 in each component). 

Check your IELTS qualification meets all of our entry requirements and find out more about IELTS

Alternative English language qualifications

Proficiency tests

Cambridge Advanced Certificate in English (CAE)

For tests taken before January 2015: grade B or above.

For tests taken after January 2015: 176 overall, including at least 169 in each skill

We would normally expect the CAE test to have been taken within two years before the start of your course.

You cannot combine scores from more than one sitting of the test. Find out more about Cambridge English: Advanced

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)

For tests taken before January 2015: grade C or above.

For tests taken after January 2015: 176 overall, including at least 169 in each skill.

We would normally expect the CPE test to have been taken within two years before the start of your course.

You cannot combine scores from more than one sitting of the test. Find out more about Cambridge English: Proficiency

Pearson (PTE Academic)

62 overall, including at least 56 in all four skills.

PTE (Academic) scores are valid for two years from the test date. Your score must be valid when you begin your Sussex course. You cannot combine scores from more than one sitting of the test. Find out more about Pearson (PTE Academic)

TOEFL (iBT)

88 overall, including at least 20 in Listening, 19 in Reading, 21 in Speaking, 23 in Writing.

TOEFL (iBT) scores are valid for two years from the test date. Your score must be valid when you begin your Sussex course. You cannot combine scores from more than one sitting of the test. Find out more about TOEFL (iBT)

The TOEFL Institution Code for the University of Sussex is 9166.

English language qualifications

AS/A-level (GCE)

Grade C or above in English Language.

Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination (HKALE)/ AS or A Level: grade C or above in Use of English.

French Baccalaureat

A score of 12 or above in English.

GCE O-level

Grade C or above in English.

Brunei/Cambridge GCE O-level in English: grades 1-6.

Singapore/Cambridge GCE O-level in English: grades 1-6.

GCSE or IGCSE

Grade C or above in English as a First Language.

Grade B or above in English as a Second Language.

German Abitur

A score of 12 or above in English.

Ghana Senior Secondary School Certificate

If awarded before 1993: grades 1-6 in English language.

If awarded between 1993 and 2005: grades A-D in English language.

Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE)

 Level 4, including at least 3 in each component in English Language.

Indian School Certificate (Standard XII)

The Indian School Certificate is accepted at the grades below when awarded by the following examination boards:

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) – English Core only: 70%

Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) - English: 70% 

International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB)

English A or English B at grade 5 or above.

Irish Leaving Certificate

Grade C (Honours) or above in English.

Malaysian Certificate of Education (SPM) 119/GCE O-level

If taken before the end of 2008: grades 1-5 in English Language.

If taken from 2009 onwards: grade C or above in English Language.

The qualification must be jointly awarded by the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate (UCLES).

West African Senior School Certificate

Grades 1-6 in English language when awarded by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) or the National Examinations Council (NECO).

English language support

If you don’t meet the English language requirements for your degree, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course.

Visas and immigration

Find out how to apply for a student visa

Admissions information for applicants

Research proposal

You must write an outline research proposal of three to four pages which:

  • tells us the topic you are interested in researching
  • includes a brief literature review
  • outlines the methodology you will be using
  • gives a timeline for your research
  • includes a short bibliography of relevant sources. 

If your qualifications aren’t listed or you have a question about entry requirements, email pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk

How to apply

If you’d like to join us as a research student, there are two main routes:

Find out how to apply for a PhD at Sussex

Full-time and part-time study

Choose to work on your research full time or part time, to fit around your work and family life. For details about part-time study, contact us at mfm@sussex.ac.uk

PhD or MPhil?

You can choose to study for a PhD or an MPhil. PhD and MPhil degrees differ in duration and in the extent of your research work.

  • For a PhD, your research work makes a substantial original contribution to knowledge or understanding in your chosen field.
  • For an MPhil, your work is an independent piece of research but in less depth than for a PhD. You’ll graduate with the degree title Master of Philosophy. You might be able to change to a PhD while you study for an MPhil.

Our supervisors

Explore our research interests and find a potential supervisor.

  • Gender activism, gender politics

    Our scholars map women’s and LGBTQ movements both historically and in the contemporary context, in this country and abroad. A number of faculty also work on current ‘hot topic’ areas such as abortion, trans issues, sex work and sexual violence, and many engage in grassroots activism themselves. 

    Prof Andrea Cornwall

    Prof Andrea Cornwall

    Professor of Anthropology and International Development

    Research interests

    Brazil, democratisation, Empowerment, gender and development, Gender and Sexuality, Nigeria, participation, public engagement, Public health

    Contact

    A.Cornwall@sussex.ac.uk

    View Andrea Cornwall's profile

    Dr Emile Devereaux

    Dr Emile Devereaux

    Senior Lecturer In Digital Media

    Research interests

    Critical Gender Studies, Digital Art & Design, Digital Cartography, Digital Culture, Interaction design, media history and theory, Tactical Media, Visual Studies

    Contact

    E.Devereaux@sussex.ac.uk

    View Emile Devereaux's profile

    Dr Margaretta Jolly

    Dr Margaretta Jolly

    Reader in Cultural Studies

    Research interests

    Creative and critical writing, Cultural and Creative Industries, cultural studies, Everyday Life, Feminist theory, genre, history of feminism, letters and diaries, Life writing, Mass Observation, oral history, Self-identity, self-narratives, women's liberation

    Contact

    M.Jolly@sussex.ac.uk

    View Margaretta Jolly's profile

    Prof Alison Phipps

    Prof Alison Phipps

    Professor of Gender Studies

    Research interests

    Feminist theory, Gender and Sexuality, higher education, Laddism, neoliberalism, political sociology, Rape, Reproductive Justice, Sex industry, Sex work, Sexual harassment, sexual violence

    Contact

    A.E.Phipps@sussex.ac.uk

    View Alison Phipps's profile

    Prof Cynthia Weber

    Prof Cynthia Weber

    Professor of International Relations

    Research interests

    American Studies, citizenship, Critical Gender Studies, Feminist International Relations, Film and International Relations, Intervention, Poststructuralist International Relations, Queer International Relations, Sovereignty

    Contact

    C.Weber@sussex.ac.uk

    View Cynthia Weber's profile

  • Gender and culture

    Gender research at Sussex includes all aspects of culture and everyday life – art, literature, film, social and digital media, representation and narrative, high culture and popular culture, the institutional level and the micropolitics of the everyday, including the ordinary and the extraordinary. Gender infuses all aspects of human communication and this is reflected in our work. 

    Prof Caroline Bassett

    Prof Caroline Bassett

    Professor Of Media And Communications

    Research interests

    Critical Digital Humanities, Critical Theory, cultural and media policies, Design of public spaces, Digital Humanities, digital media, media history and theory, media technology and innovation, Sexual and gendered subjectivities, Socio-cultural impact of new media, sociology of expertise

    Contact

    C.Bassett@sussex.ac.uk

    View Caroline Bassett's profile

    Dr Simidele Dosekun

    Lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies

    Research interests

    Africa, Consumer studies, Feminist theory, gender, popular culture, race and ethnicity in global perspective, representation

    Contact

    S.Dosekun@sussex.ac.uk

    View Simidele Dosekun's profile

    Dr Katherine Farrimond

    Dr Katherine Farrimond

    Lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies

    Research interests

    crime fictions, cultural studies, Feminist theory, Film, film noir, Gender and Sexuality, genre, girlhood, Gothic, horror, Media, Nostalgia, popular culture, representation, retro and vintage, science fiction, television, The body, virginity

    Contact

    K.Farrimond@sussex.ac.uk

    View Katherine Farrimond's profile

    Dr Margaretta Jolly

    Dr Margaretta Jolly

    Reader in Cultural Studies

    Research interests

    Creative and critical writing, Cultural and Creative Industries, cultural studies, Everyday Life, Feminist theory, genre, history of feminism, letters and diaries, Life writing, Mass Observation, oral history, Self-identity, self-narratives, women's liberation

    Contact

    M.Jolly@sussex.ac.uk

    View Margaretta Jolly's profile

    Prof Kate Lacey

    Prof Kate Lacey

    Professor of Media History & Theory

    Research interests

    20th C German History, Broadcasting History, Gender Studies, History of sound, Listening, media history and theory, Public sphere theory, Radio Studies, Role of the media in processes of democratisation, Sound studies

    Contact

    K.Lacey@sussex.ac.uk

    View Kate Lacey's profile

    Dr Monika Metykova

    Dr Monika Metykova

    Senior Lecturer in Media Communications/Journalism Studies

    Research interests

    cultural and media policies, Journalism, media and democracy, media and diversity, media and migration, political economy of media

    Contact

    M.Metykova@sussex.ac.uk

    View Monika Metykova's profile

  • Gender, society and the state

    We work on issues to do with the social relations of gender. Our interests range from how gendered norms and values shape everyday life to the gendering of state institutions, policies and legislation. We focus on social policy issues such as education, reproduction and violence, in national and international contexts. 

    Dr Pamela Kea

    Dr Pamela Kea

    Senior Lecturer In Anthropology

    Research interests

    Anthropology of West Africa, Asylum and FGM, childhood and youth, Feminist theory, gender and generation, Intimacy and transnational kinship relations, Mobility and relatedness, Photography art and politics, Postcolonial/Decolonial theory, race and ethnicity, The aesthetics of migration, The household moral economy, The politics of domesticity, Transnational networks and subjectivities, Visual and Material Culture, Well being

    Contact

    P.J.Kea@sussex.ac.uk

    View Pamela Kea's profile

    Prof Filippo Osella

    Prof Filippo Osella

    Professor Of Anthropology And South Asian Studies

    Research interests

    anthropology of gender and masculinity, anthropology of Islam and Hinduism, anthropology of migration, anthropology of South Asia, anthropology of trade and entrepreneurship, charity & philanthropy, Economic anthropology, India, Pakistan, Persian/Arab Gulf GCC countries, Sri Lanka

    Contact

    F.Osella@sussex.ac.uk

    View Filippo Osella's profile

  • International/global feminisms

    Our faculty conducts research in many countries, and we have a number of anthropologists who engage in ethnographic fieldwork all over the world. We benefit from the opportunity to interrogate our assumptions – and our feminisms – through crosscultural comparisons and a diversity of theories and politics. 

    Prof Jane Cowan

    Prof Jane Cowan

    Professor of Social Anthropology

    Research interests

    anthropology of gender and masculinity, Balkans, Dance Performance, Diplomacy & International Relations, Ethnography And Anthropology, Feminist theory, Gender and Sexuality, Greece, Human Rights, International Organization, Minority Rights, Social and political theory, Social anthropology

    Contact

    J.Cowan@sussex.ac.uk

    View Jane Cowan's profile

    Dr Simidele Dosekun

    Lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies

    Research interests

    Africa, Consumer studies, Feminist theory, gender, popular culture, race and ethnicity in global perspective, representation

    Contact

    S.Dosekun@sussex.ac.uk

    View Simidele Dosekun's profile

    Dr Anne-Meike Fechter

    Dr Anne-Meike Fechter

    Reader in Anthropology

    Research interests

    Aid, Aid Workers, Cambodia, childhood and youth, Development, Expatriates, gender, Indonesia, Migration, Mobility, Morality and Ethics, southeast asia, Transnationalism

    Contact

    A.Fechter@sussex.ac.uk

    View Anne-Meike Fechter's profile

    Prof Elizabeth Harrison

    Prof Elizabeth Harrison

    Professor of Anthropology and International Development

    Research interests

    Anthropology and ethnography, Anti-corruption, community, gender, International Development, Irrigation, Moralities, Natural Resource Management, Participation and engagement, Political anthropology, Sub-Saharan Africa, United Kingdom

    Contact

    E.A.Harrison@sussex.ac.uk

    View Elizabeth Harrison's profile

    Prof Maya Unnithan

    Prof Maya Unnithan

    Professor Of Social And Medical Anthropology

    Research interests

    caste and kinship, childbirth and infertility, gender and development, health and migration, human rights and reproductive health, maternal health inequalities, reproductive technologies, Social anthropology

    Contact

    M.Unnithan@sussex.ac.uk

    View Maya Unnithan's profile

  • LGBT and queer studies

    Sussex has the largest concentration of queer studies scholars in Europe. We are a key hub for research in gender and sexuality and queer theory. Our faculty work on many cutting-edge funded projects. Our proximity to Brighton provides many opportunities for you to explore LGBTQ culture in Brighton and in London. 

    Dr Sharif Mowlabocus

    Dr Sharif Mowlabocus

    Senior Lecturer Of Media Studies/DigitalMedia

    Research interests

    'race' and class, Critical Digital Humanities, Digital Culture, digital embodiment, digital media, E-Health, Embodiment and Technologies, Gay & Lesbian Studies, Gender and Sexuality, Human Touch for ICT, Ideas of pornography, M-Health, Media & Communication Studies, Mobile Apps, Pornography, Queer and Transgender Representation, Queer Theory, representation

    Contact

    S.J.Mowlabocus@sussex.ac.uk

    View Sharif Mowlabocus's profile

    Prof Sally Munt

    Prof Sally Munt

    Professor of Cultural/Gender Studies

    Research interests

    'race' and class, Alternative Spiritualities/New Religious Movements, cultural geography and space, cultural studies, Culture and Identity Rights, Everyday Life, Gender and Sexuality, history of emotion, Mental Health and Well-Being

    Contact

    S.R.Munt@sussex.ac.uk

    View Sally Munt's profile

    Prof Kate O'Riordan

    Prof Kate O'Riordan

    Professor of Digital Culture

    Research interests

    Biodigital Life, Bioinformatics, Critical Digital Humanities, Digital Arts History, Theory and Practice, Digital Culture, digital media, Feminist and qualitative research methods, Feminist theory, Genomics, Media & Communication Studies, Post-digital, Queer studies, Research Ethics, Science Studies

    Contact

    K.ORiordan@sussex.ac.uk

    View Kate O'Riordan's profile

    Dr Niall Richardson

    Dr Niall Richardson

    Senior Lecturer

    Research interests

    ageing and gender, body image in film and media, disability and human rights, Gay & Lesbian Studies, Minority Rights, representation of gender and sexuality in film and popular culture, Transgender politics and representation

    Contact

    N.D.Richardson@sussex.ac.uk

    View Niall Richardson's profile

Funding and fees

How can I fund my course?

Funded projects and scholarships

Our aim is to ensure that every student who wants to study with us is able to despite financial barriers, so that we continue to attract talented and unique individuals. Don’t miss out on scholarships – check the specific application deadlines for funding opportunities. Note that funded projects aren’t available for all our PhDs.

National postgraduate loans

As a PhD student, you may be eligible for a loan of up to £25,000. You can apply for a PhD loan if you’re a self-funded UK national, aged 59 or under.

As an MPhil student, you may be eligible for a Postgraduate Masters Loan of up to £10,280 if your course starts on or after 1 August 2017. This is not available for students registering for a PhD.

Part-time work

We advertise around 2,500 part-time jobs a year so you can make money and gain work experience. We have a special scheme to employ students on campus, wherever possible.

Find out more about careers and employability

How much does it cost?

Fees for self-funding students

UK/EU students: Fees are not yet set for entry in the academic year 2018/19. Fees will become available once set by Research Councils UK.

Channel Islands and Isle of Man students: Fees are not yet set for entry in the academic year 2018/19. Fees will become available once set by Research Councils UK.

Our fees follow the indicative fee level set nationally by Research Councils UK and may be subject to change.

International students: £15,500 per year

Living costs

Find out typical living costs for studying at Sussex

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