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The WCS programme focuses on issues of women and gender from c.1600 to the present in the UK and Europe, where this is understood to encompass Europe's relationship to the international stage. The programme draws on the research and teaching expertise of staff members from Art, Creative Writing, English, Film, History and Philosophy. It is unusual in combining this multi-disciplinary approach with a strong archival component: students will receive expert training in the skills required to work with original texts and manuscripts. In this way the programme provides students with a diverse range of skills and approaches, enabling them to think critically and creatively, and to conduct original research in the field. The WCS team welcomes students with interests in female and gendered identities. From 2008 the MLitt in Women, Culture and Society will be a dedicated pathway within the new School of Humanities MLitt Programme. WCS students will benefit from: A specialist themed module on issues of gender, taught by the Women, Culture and Society team. Past themes have included: Women and Representation Women, Death and Spirituality Gender, the Public Sphere and Work and Women and the Visual Arts. Generic research skills training shared with other disciplines in the School of Humanities. Training in a range of methodologies and theoretical approaches for postgraduate research in the Humanities including specialist training in palaeography and archival research skills. An option module relevant to the field of gender and women?s studies drawn from the School of Humanities MLitt programme. Past option modules have included: Religion, Gender and Secularisation Feminist Philosophy Creative Writing and Virginia Woolf. A dissertation on a topic relevant to the WCS programme. Students are encouraged to explore a wide range of primary source material and to draw on contemporary theoretical approaches, as well as visual images andor cultural artefacts.

The WCS programme focuses on issues of women and gender from c.1600 to the present in the UK and Europe, where this is understood to encompass Europe's relationship to the international stage. The programme draws on the research and teaching expertise of staff members from Art, Creative Writing, English, Film, History and Philosophy. It is unusual in combining this multi-disciplinary approach...

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