Techno-Feminism History and Practice (P5095)

30 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Spring teaching

Study feminist thinking and methods within computational histories and creative coding practice. No prerequisites skills required.

Coding is part of our everyday experience, yet many do not have access to it. This deepens bias in who can shape or intervene in future societies.

In this module, you will:

  • understand the historical, cultural and societal processes that underpin issues related to computational bias (e.g. race, gender, sexuality, class)
  • identify feminist approaches to critique existing computational practice and representation
  • work with a dataset of your choice, using creative coding to create a digital artefact.


70%: Practical (Workshop)
30%: Seminar


100%: Coursework (Portfolio)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 300 hours of work. This breaks down into about 33 hours of contact time and about 267 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 2024/25. 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.