36 months
22900 GBP/year
5690 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


Gender and Sexuality Studies is an inter-faculty programme drawing on the unique breadth of disciplines for which University College London (UCL) is renowned. 


The Gender and Sexuality Studies degree is offered by the Centre for Multidisciplinary from University College London (UCL), and involves staff from the faculties of Arts and Humanities, Social and Historical Sciences, Laws, and Built Environment, and the Institute of Education.

Research students can specialise in any aspect of gender or sexuality studies for which suitable supervision is available. Potential supervisors’ disciplinary perspectives are drawn from anthropology, architecture, development studies, education, geography, law, literary and film studies, queer studies, sociology and urban studies.


PhD students may go on to academic careers or careers in research. Gender is now an integral aspect of research and planning in a wide range of areas. The need to address different forms of discrimination has created a demand in both the public and the private sectors for highly qualified graduates with a broad theoretical background in gender studies, a familiarity with the issues facing women from different backgrounds, and a commitment to social change.

Programme Structure

Research areas:
  • Nationalism and sexuality
  • Gender and urban development in the Global South
  • Contemporary gay and queer cinema
  • Feminist perspectives on the home
  • Gender and sexuality in medieval and modern European and world literature
  • Feminist perspectives on family law
  • Sexuality, migration and health
  • Gender in Chinese medicine
  • Cultural discourses of AIDS

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines


360 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants need excellent qualifications in a relevant humanities or social science discipline: a first or very good upper second-class (minimum average 65%) Bachelor's degree from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. 
  • We prefer candidates to have a distinction or indication of distinction-level work (e.g. a distinction mark for the dissertation) at Master’s level or equivalent.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    22900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 22900 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    5690 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5690 GBP per year during 36 months.


  • UK: £2,845
  • International: £11,530

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Applicants may be eligible for the ESRC UBEL Doctoral Training Centre studentships, the AHRC London Arts and Humanities Partnership studentships, Commonwealth Scholarship Commision scholarships or UCL Graduate Research Studentships / Overseas Research Studentships. Anyone applying for funding is likely to need a first class first degree from the UK together with a distinction in a UK Master's degree, or equivalent qualifications. 

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Our partners

Gender and Sexuality Studies
University College London (UCL)


Go to your profile page to get personalised recommendations!