Come Study With Us
Our Department: Studying Gender as a postgraduate in the Department of Sociology, Gender, & Social Work at the University of Otago is an exciting adventure. We are a vibrant interdisciplinary community in a university with a strong academic and research culture. Our postgraduate students are valued members of our department.
Find out more about life as a postgraduate student in our department:
- Look through our staff research profiles;
- Visit our Department postgraduate research profiles;
- Read our Postgrad Handbook.
Questions? We would be happy to help! Contact Dr Marcelle Dawson, the Postgraduate Co-ordinator for the department.
BA (Hons) in Gender Studies
Entry into Honours is based on 300-level grades in Gender Studies (B+ average minimum). Papers required are GEND 401, GEND 490 and two of ANTH 416, ANTH 423, ARTV 405, ARTV 406, EDUC 427, HIST 406, MFCO 408, PACI 401, POLS 411, SOCI 401, SOCI 402, SOCI 403.
Post Graduate Diploma (PG Dip Arts)
The Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Subjects is a further degree for BA graduates in their major subject. Students must achieve a B+ average in their 300-level Gender Studies papers in order to be admitted to the PGDipArts. This course may be taken full time for one year, or part time over a longer period.
Diploma for Graduates (Dip Grad)
The Diploma for Graduates (DipGrad) is a flexible programme that enables graduates in one discipline to gain a qualification endorsement in another subject without doing the full requirements of a major. This is often used by students wanting to advance to postgraduate study in a subject other than their original major, or as a way of adding disciplinary breadth to their initial degree. Requirements for entry to the DipGrad are set out in the University Calendar and Guide to Enrolment.
Individual courses of study for the Dip Grad are arranged for each candidate through negotiation with the Department concerned and the Director of the DipGrad Programme.
Generic requirements are: at least 120 points including 72 points at or above 300-level.
Master of Arts (MA) and PhD Programmes
New Coursework Master of Arts programme for Humanities students
From 2018 the University of Otago is offering a new pathway within the Master of Arts, a 180-point coursework option.
The Coursework Master of Arts (Coursework MA) programme is designed to provide a multi-disciplinary grounding for Humanities students in a range of subjects as preparation for further study or future employment. The programme will take either 12 months or three semesters of full-time study to complete. The programme can also be studied part-time.
Find out more about the new Coursework Master of Arts programme.