Western University - School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

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Gender, Sexuality & Women's Studies (PhD)

Western University - School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Faculty:Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Field of Study:Women's Studies
Thesis Based:Yes
Length:4 Year(s)


Explore the dynamics that shape your everyday experiences as a gendered person in contemporary culture. In our courses you will learn how to develop a critical perspective that takes factors such as sex, gender, sexuality, race, class and disability into account. You might find your worldview transformed as you apply these perspectives to your study in other classes and to all aspects of your life. Our courses reflect an expanding field of feminist research including feminist theory, health issues, philosophy, queer issues and sexuality studies, legal issues, violence against women, women and equity in the workplace, and women and the creative arts.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    Admission Requirements:
    ▪ Master's degree in Women's, Gender or Feminist Studies with a strong feminist theory component.
    ▪ A minimum average of A- (80%) or higher.
    ▪ Students may be admitted with a Master's degree from another field provided that they have an undergraduate Honours degree in Women's Studies and have a background in feminist theory.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on November 11, 2022