Studentship for new MSc Programme in Gender History 2014-15: deadline extended

Studentship for new MSc Programme in Gender History 2014-15: deadline extended

Issued: Tue, 18 Mar 2014 13:24:00 GMT

Applications are invited from candidates admitted to a new MSc Programme in Gender History at the University of Glasgow for a studentship for the academic session 2014-15. The studentship is sponsored by the University of Glasgow and the journal Gender & History, which is currently edited from the University of Glasgow’s Centre for Gender History

Further details on the MSc in Gender History

The studentship is available to UK students, EU nationals and applicants from outside the EU, but please note that the studentship will cover the costs of the student’s fees up to a maximum of the annual tuition costs for UK and EU students. A stipend of £10,000 is awarded in addition to these tuition costs. The MSc in Gender History aims to extend knowledge of the theory and methods associated with gender history, across a range of periods and places, in association with the Centre for Gender History.

The Centre was established in 2008, and brings together the largest concentration of gender historians in Britain. The research interests of Centre members span the early medieval period to the present day and the Centre is host to a variety of externally funded research projects. The internationally leading journal, Gender & History, is currently housed by and edited from the Centre. An annual series of research seminars is promoted by the Centre, which also hosts an annual Gender & History public lecture. The Centre supports a vibrant research community of masters and doctoral students who are responsible for co-ordinating and leading the Hufton reading group on gender history. Centre staff and students organise at least one public engagement workshop each year (with recent workshops addressing domestic violence (2012) and women and the value of work (2013)), and through such events the Centre has built strong links with external organisations such as the Glasgow Women’s Library, Scottish Women’s Aid, and the STUC.

Applicants should have an outstanding track-record of academic achievement at undergraduate level, and should be undertaking the MSc in Gender History with a view to continuing with doctoral work in the field of gender history.

Applications should consist of:

  • a letter of application outlining the applicant’s current and future interests in gender history and
  • a writing sample (e.g. an essay or dissertation)

Please note that applicants must have been accepted by the University of Glasgow – conditionally or unconditionally – for the MSc in Gender History.

Applications should be e-mailed to Christelle Le Riguer: humanities-scholarships@glasgow.ac.uk 

Deadline for applications has now been extended: 18 July 2014 (for admission in September 2014).