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Women's Studies

Taught programme

MSt in Women’s Studies

Course Code | 001280 

This interdisciplinary degree equips students with the critical and research tools needed for women’s studies in the humanities. It provides a systematic introduction to feminist theory, and enables students to gain the skills necessary to engage in original research into topics in the humanities relating to women and to gender, in a university with unrivalled facilities for both traditional and computer-age research. Teaching is delivered through close individual supervision, as well as a carefully designed programme of lectures and classes led by specialists from a wide variety of disciplines.

How to Apply

The deadlines for this courses are 22 November 2013, 24 January 2014 and 14 March 2014. AHRC and Clarendon applicants must apply by the January deadline.

The standard set of materials you should send with any application to a taught course comprises:

In addition to the standard documents above, applicants to the MSt course should provide two (2) relevant academic essays or other writing samples from their most recent qualification of 2,000 words each, or 2,000-word extracts of longer work.

Alternatively, applicants to this programme may provide one (1) longer writing sample of 4,000 words.  

Please follow the detailed instructions in the Application Guide, and consult the Women's Studies website for any additional guidance.

Research programme

Students graduating from the MSt are eligible to progress to DPhil programmes in the contributing faculties (English, History, Modern Languages, Classics, and Philosophy).

Academic resources

  • English Faculty Library
  • History Faculty Library
  • Philosophy Library
  • Classics Faculty Library
  • Modern Languages Faculty Library

Graduate destinations

Many of our taught-course students proceed to doctoral degrees both at Oxford or at other universities. Other graduate destinations include teaching, journalism, NGO work, and the civil service.


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Main areas of research interests

Research interests on the MML website External link


Selection criteria

Selection criteria on the Modern Languages website External link


English language requirements

Higher level

  • AHRC studentships
  • Clarendon awards

Number of applicants


Number of places available


Statement of Provision

Women's Studies - Taught External link