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. 


100%: Seminar (Class)


100%: Coursework (Essay, Group presentation)

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.

This module is running in the academic year 2021/22. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. However, we are constantly looking to improve and enhance our courses. There may be changes to modules in response to student demand or feedback, changes to staff expertise or updates to our curriculum. We may also need to make changes in response to COVID-19. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.