Dissertation Gender Studies (861Q3)

60 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Spring and summer teaching

This module is focused on the production of a 3,000 word research proposal and a 12,000 word dissertation on a topic of the your choice, supervised by a faculty member. Topics can be freely chosen but should be positioned within women's, gender and/or sexuality studies. You are entitled to four half-hour supervisory meetings during the summer term, and are also expected to attend two hour-long dissertation workshop sessions with the programme convenor. Research projects should involve an empirical component, which can encompass research on human subjects or can also be documentary analysis.


100%: Practical (Workshop)


30%: Coursework (Report)
70%: Written assessment (Dissertation)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 600 hours of work. This breaks down into about 6 hours of contact time and about 594 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2023/24. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to feedback, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let you know of any material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.