Postgraduate taught 

Global Gender History MSc/PgDip/PgCert: Online distance learning

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The Masters in Global Gender History (online distance learning) offers online, vocationally-orientated tuition in gendered analyses of the global past. Expert instruction is provided by world-leading scholars from the Centre for Gender History, working in partnership with heritage, media and third sector professionals. Together, they will provide you with the skills necessary to evaluate and propose initiatives to gender, queer and decolonise historical narratives. A key strength of the programme is its flexibility. It can be taken full or part-time from September or January, its accessible digital learning environment allowing you to fit your studies around your life.

  • MSc: 12 months full-time; 24 months part‑time
  • PgDip: 9 months full-time; 18 months part‑time
  • PgCert: 9 months full-time; 18 months part‑time
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Why this programme

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  • The Masters in Global Gender History (Distance Learning) is a flexible, online programme, offering vocationally-orientated tuition in gendered analyses of the global past.
  • It is run by the Centre for Gender History, which is home to the largest concentration of gender historians in Britain and offers an unparalleled environment for study and research in this field.
  • On this programme you will receive expert tuition in the theoretical and methodological approaches to global gender history and their application to a wide range of historical and cultural contexts. The course is taught by world-leading scholars in gender history, committed to developing and deepening your own research interests.
  • Teaching collaborations with partners including the Smithsonian, Glasgow Women’s Library, and the Burrell Collection, will enable you to assess and propose initiatives to gender, queer and decolonise the presentation of historical narratives and evidence, for public and academic audiences.
  • A key strength of the programme is its flexibility. It can be taken full or part-time, with September or January entry points. Two core courses are supplemented by a range of optional modules, the programme ending with a dissertation or an applied dissertation by (digital) placement (where available). An engaging and accessible online learning environment ensures you can fit your studies around work and caring responsibilities.
  • As a student within the Centre for Gender History, you will become a member of a vibrant and unique research centre, with a thriving postgraduate community and a busy programme of hybrid and online events, including research seminars, knowledge-exchange workshops and lectures.
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Programme structure

This is a distance learning, full or part-time programme with entry points in September and January. 

You will take:

  • Two core courses (Gender History Applied; Gender History Concepts)
  • Four optional courses from a selection offered by the Centre for Gender History
  • A Dissertation OR an Applied Dissertation by (Digital) Placement (where available).

All learning takes place online using an engaging and accessible digital learning environment, specially designed to be intuitive to use. Teaching resources include live seminars, pre-recorded lectures, case-studies, curated reading lists, and closely moderated discussion forums. In-depth critical interrogation and continual self-reflection are fostered through a wide range of assignments, including essays, presentations, blog posts, project proposals, public talks and exhibition work. The programme culminates in a dissertation, with, where available, an option to take an applied dissertation by (digital) placement.

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Course details

Semester 1

Semester 2

Dissertation

  • Dissertation/ Applied Dissertation by Digital Placement

Students have flexibility in the configuration of their courses, as long as they take both their core courses in Year 1 and end the programme with the Dissertation.

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Programme alteration or discontinuation
The University of Glasgow endeavours to run all programmes as advertised. In exceptional circumstances, however, the University may withdraw or alter a programme. For more information, please see: Student contract.

Career prospects

The research skills and methods you’ll gain on this programme give you the transferable skills you need for positions in the public and private sectors, including heritage policy and projects, media and teaching. The programme is also an excellent foundation for a PhD.

Fees & funding

Tuition fees for 2023-24

MSc

UK

  • Full-time fee: £10050
  • Part-time fee: £1117 per 20 credits

International & EU

  • Full-time fee: £22140

International students will receive a 20% tuition fee discount.

PgDip

UK

  • Full-time fee: £6700
  • Part-time fee: £1117 per 20 credits

International & EU

  • Full-time fee: £14760

International students will receive a 20% tuition fee discount.

PgCert

UK

  • Full-time fee: £3350
  • Part-time fee: £1117 per 20 credits

International & EU

  • Full-time fee: £7380

International students will receive a 20% tuition fee discount.

Additional fees

  • Fee for re-assessment of a dissertation (PGT programme): £370
  • Submission of thesis after deadline lapsed: £350
  • Registration/exam only fee: £170

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for postgraduate taught programmes are a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification (for example, GPA 3.0 or above) in a relevant subject.

 

English language requirements

For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level.

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training)

  • 6.5 with no subtests under 6.5.
  • Tests must have been taken within 2 years 5 months of start date. Applicants must meet the overall and subtest requirements using a single test.

Common equivalent English language qualifications

All stated English tests are acceptable for admission to this programme:

TOEFL (ibt, mybest or athome)

  • 92 with minimum of Reading 23, Listening 23, Speaking 22, Writing 24.
  • Tests must have been taken within 2 years 5 months of start date. Applicants must meet the overall and subtest requirements using a single test, this includes TOEFL mybest.

PTE (Academic or Academic Online)

  • 64 with minimum of 62 in all subtests.
  • Tests must have been taken within 2 years 5 months of start date. Applicants must meet the overall and subtest requirements using a single test.

Cambridge Proficiency in English (CPE) and Cambridge Advanced English (CAE) 

  • 176 overall, no subtest less than 176.
  • Tests must have been taken within 2 years 5 months of start date. Applicants must meet the overall and subtest requirements using a single test.

Glasgow International College English Language (and other foundation providers)

  • 65%.
  • Tests are accepted for academic year following sitting.

University of Glasgow Pre-sessional courses

  • Tests are accepted for 2 years following date of successful completion.

Alternatives to English Language qualification

  • Degree from majority-English speaking country (as defined by the UKVI including Canada if taught in English)
    • students must have studied for a minimum of 2 years at Undergraduate level, or 9 months at Master's level, and must have complete their degree in that majority-English speaking country and within the last 6 years
  • Undergraduate 2+2 degree from majority-English speaking country (as defined by the UKVI including Canada if taught in English)
    • students must have completed their final two years study in that majority-English speaking country and within the last 6 years

For international students, the Home Office has confirmed that the University can choose to use these tests to make its own assessment of English language ability for visa applications to degree level programmes. The University is also able to accept UKVI approved Secure English Language Tests (SELT) but we do not require a specific UKVI SELT for degree level programmes. We therefore still accept any of the English tests listed for admission to this programme.

Pre-sessional courses

The University of Glasgow accepts evidence of the required language level from the English for Academic Study Unit Pre-sessional courses. We also consider other BALEAP accredited pre-sessional courses:

 

For further information about English language requirements, please contact the Recruitment and International Office using our enquiry form

How to apply

To apply for a postgraduate taught degree you must apply online. We cannot accept applications any other way.

Please check you meet the Entry requirements for this programme before you begin your application.

Documents

As part of your online application, you also need to submit the following supporting documents:

  • A copy (or copies) of your official degree certificate(s) (if you have already completed your degree)
  • A copy (or copies) of your official academic transcript(s), showing full details of subjects studied and grades/marks obtained
  • Official English translations of the certificate(s) and transcript(s)
  • One reference letter on headed paper
  • Evidence of your English language ability (if your first language is not English)
  • Any additional documents required for this programme (see Entry requirements for this programme)
  • A copy of the photo page of your passport (Non-EU students only)

You have 42 days to submit your application once you begin the process.

You may save and return to your application as many times as you wish to update information, complete sections or upload supporting documents such as your final transcript or your language test.

For more information about submitting documents or other topics related to applying to a postgraduate taught programme, check Frequently Asked Questions

Guidance notes for using the online application

These notes are intended to help you complete the online application form accurately; they are also available within the help section of the online application form. 

If you experience any difficulties accessing the online application then you should visit the Application Troubleshooting/FAQs page.

  • Name and Date of birth: must appear exactly as they do on your passport. Please take time to check the spelling and lay-out.
  • Contact Details: Correspondence address. All contact relevant to your application will be sent to this address including the offer letter(s). If your address changes, please contact us as soon as possible.
  • Choice of course: Please select carefully the course you want to study. As your application will be sent to the admissions committee for each course you select it is important to consider at this stage why you are interested in the course and that it is reflected in your application.
  • Proposed date of entry: Please state your preferred start date including the month and the year. Taught masters degrees tend to begin in September. Research degrees may start in any month.
  • Education and Qualifications: Please complete this section as fully as possible indicating any relevant Higher Education qualifications starting with the most recent. Complete the name of the Institution (s) as it appears on the degree certificate or transcript.
  • English Language Proficiency: Please state the date of any English language test taken (or to be taken) and the award date (or expected award date if known).
  • Employment and Experience: Please complete this section as fully as possible with all employments relevant to your course. Additional details may be attached in your personal statement/proposal where appropriate.

Reference: Please provide one reference. This should typically be an academic reference but in cases where this is not possible then a reference from a current employer may be accepted instead. Certain programmes, such as the MBA programme, may also accept an employer reference. If you already have a copy of a reference on letter headed paper then please upload this to your application. If you do not already have a reference to upload then please enter your referee’s name and contact details on the online application and we will contact your referee directly.

Application deadlines

  • Applications for this online programme will be accepted up until it starts.

This programme will commence running in September 2023.

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We are aware of system issues preventing applications and access to self-service. We hope to have this back online as soon as possible