Critical Reading in Advanced Gender Theory (839P5)

30 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Autumn teaching

This is an independent reading and discussion module. It allows you to recap or extend your knowledge of feminist, gender and queer theory at advanced levels. There’s a focus on these themes:

  • identity
  • sex
  • culture
  • speech
  • experience
  • violence
  • labour.

We’ll encourage you to follow a particular topic or analytical thread through the themes. This can form the framework for your term paper. You’ll develop your skills in communicating your learning. You’ll also be able to make connections across themes and topics.


100%: Seminar


100%: Written assessment (Essay)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 300 hours of work. This breaks down into about 30 hours of contact time and about 270 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.