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Postgraduate Diploma in Arts - Gender Studies

This course is available

On-Campus

Level of Study

Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma

Duration

1 year

Next start date

Expected February 2022

Campus

University of Auckland

Summary

The PGDipArts is an alternative to the Bachelor of Arts (Honours). This programme might be for you if you want to undertake advanced study without writing a dissertation, if honours degrees aren’t recognised in your country, or if you would like to study part-time over a longer period.

You can use a completed PGDipArts with a GPA of 5.0 or higher as an possible qualification for the one-year Master of Arts.

Gender Studies

Gender Studies is a rapidly expanding interdisciplinary field of critical inquiry into how gender shapes our lives.

Gender Studies considers topics on women and femininity, men and masculinity, sexuality and gender relations across a wide range of areas, including society, politics, history, arts, education, religion and literature.

You can take courses across multiple disciplines to develop an understanding of how the social and cultural constructions of masculinities and femininities function in human society.

Where can Gender Studies take you?

Understanding the complexity of gender can be useful in a number of careers, including public relations, counselling and mediation, psychology, teaching, public policy, community work, politics, entertainment and more.

Programme structure

120 points
Advanced taught courses in one subject chosen from the Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
You may be able to include a dissertation
You may be able to include up to 30 points from other subjects
One year full-time or up to four years part-time

Further study options

  • Master of Arts
  • Master of Conflict and Terrorism Studies
  • Master of Heritage Conservation
  • Master of Indigenous Studies
  • Master of Professional Studies
  • Master of Public Policy

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