Theoretical Approaches to Gender and Development (916M9)

30 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Autumn teaching

You are introduced to key conceptual tools and building blocks for understanding gender in development.

You consider what we mean by "gender" and how different understandings of gender have come to frame approaches to Gender and Development.

You move from considering insights from feminist theory in understanding gender identity and gender relations, to exploring the ways in which GAD has involved a radical rethinking of conventional understandings of the household and the economy and has addressed questions of power and empowerment, identity and difference. 

Teaching and assessment

We’re currently reviewing teaching and assessment of our modules in light of the COVID-19 situation. We’ll publish the latest information as soon as possible.

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 300 hours of work. This breaks down into about 44 hours of contact time and about 256 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We’re planning to run this module in the academic year 2020/21. However, there may be changes to this module in response to COVID-19, or due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. It may not be possible to take some module combinations due to timetabling constraints. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.