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1-2 years
Full time/part time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
London
English

About this program

MA Queer History

The MA Queer History is a pioneering programme in one of the most exciting areas of historical enquiry, giving a voice to those who throughout much of history have been denied one.

Why study MA Queer History at Goldsmiths?

  • This is the worlds first MA in Queer History and it provides a comprehensive introduction to the themes and methods of Queer History as well as laying a solid foundation in general historical study.
  • Our emphasis is in the Early Modern and Modern periods: both the Western invention of homosexuality in the 1860s and the emancipatory movements, especially of the post-1969, post-Stonewall period, figure prominently.
  • Youll gain a first-rate overview of important thought and methods from the fields of queer theory as well as the histories of gender and the body and sexuality.
  • We aim to historicise often binary categories, such as male/female, heterosexuality/homosexuality, active/passive, and uncover the processes through which these categories came to be seen as natural.
  • Youll also pay close attention to questions of power, including how sexual orientation and race throughout history have often become interlinked in asymmetrical, oppressive ways.
  • Youll be able to choose from a range of option modules so you can tailor your learning to your own interests and get the most out of your year at Goldsmiths.
  • Youll specialise in a topic of your choice for your 15,000 word dissertation. Youll benefit from access to the shared library and archival resources of the wider University of London and the city of London, one of the worlds queer capitals. Goldsmiths also aims to build the Archive of Queer Life Histories and involve MA students in this process.

Admission requirements

You should have (or expect to be awarded) an undergraduate degree of at least second class standard in any subject. Although a specialised background in history is not required, students with a background in Literature, Gender Studies, Sociology and Anthropology are welcome to apply.

You might also be considered if you aren’t a graduate or your degree is in an unrelated field, but have relevant experience and can show that you have the ability to work at postgraduate level.

International qualifications

We accept a wide range of international qualifications. Find out more about the qualifications we accept from around the world.

If English isn’t your first language, you will need an IELTS score (or equivalent English language qualification) of 6.5 with a 6.5 in writing and no element lower than 6.0 to study this programme. If you need assistance with your English language, we offer a range of courses that can help prepare you for postgraduate-level study.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website


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Program content

Compulsory modules

  • Explorations and Debates in Queer History
  • Research Skills
  • Dissertation

Optional modules

  • Global Queer Subjectivities
  • Sexualities and Transnational Mobilities in the 20th Century
  • Queer Public History
  • Ethnic Conflict and Reconciliation in Modern Europe
  • The History of Emotions
  • Life in the Trenches: Perspectives on British Military History, 1914-18
  • Mughals, Munshi and Mistresses: Society and Rule in Early Colonial India
  • Religious and Political Controversies in Early Modern Europe
  • Sex and the African City
  • Visual Culture and Empire in Early Modern Venice

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Tuition

  • Local students - full-time: £7320
  • Local students - part-time: £3660
  • International Students- full-time: £15360

Career paths

You should have (or expect to be awarded) an undergraduate degree of at least second class standard in any subject. Although a specialised background in history is not required, students with a background in Literature, Gender Studies, Sociology and Anthropology are welcome to apply.

You might also be considered if you arent a graduate or your degree is in an unrelated field, but have relevant experience and can show that you have the ability to work at postgraduate level.

International qualifications

We accept a wide range of international qualifications. Find out more aboutthe qualifications we accept from around the world.

If English isnt your first language, you will need an IELTS score (orequivalent English language qualification) of6.5 with a 6.5 in writing and no element lower than 6.0to study this programme. If you need assistance with your English language, we offer a range ofcourses that can help prepare you for postgraduate-level study.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website

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SE14 6NW London
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