Postgraduate Module Descriptor

SOCM030: Gender at Work

This module descriptor refers to the 2020/1 academic year.


NQF Level7
Credits30 ECTS Value15
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 2 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Professor Jane Elliott (Lecturer)





Available via distance learning


This module will explore the ways in which gender identities are established and maintained in British Society. There will be a specific focus on the interplay between gender, employment and organizations and on social change over the past five decades. The module is suitable even if you are a non-specialist students, and you are following an interdisciplinary pathway. It will draw on readings from social psychology, sociology, feminist and queer theory, history, and cultural studies. There are no formal pre-requisites although you will be expected to have graduate level experience of reading and summarizing key arguments from a range of academic sources. The module will provide you with an opportunity to work collaboratively with other students and to gain experience of writing and editing a blog as well as more formal academic writing.   

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