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.

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.