Gender Studies


The interdisciplinary Gender Studies major enables students to undertake a broad study of sex and gender in contemporary and past cultures. Some of the areas that are studied include: bodies, sexualities and identities; masculinity; the intersection of gender, ethnicity and class; theories of love and friendship; constructions and representations of violence; feminism and globalisation; and theories of gender.

The honours year

The Bachelor of Arts (Honours) year provides students who have qualified for, or been awarded, an undergraduate pass degree in the arts or humanities the opportunity to extend their potential in research. Students may continue to work in the area of their undergraduate study or undertake research in a different area.
The Bachelor of Arts (Honours) focuses on establishing your individual research practise, further equipping you for employment or entry into the Master of Arts or Doctor of Philosophy programs.

Workload and assessment

The Honours year consists of: a 15000 word thesis on a topic devised by the student in consultation with a supervisor appointed by the department; a methods unit that provides training in thesis research and writing and includes a series of practical research skills workshops; and two research seminars chosen from a list that changes from semester to semester.

Related subject areas

Cultural Studies, Performance Studies, History, Philosophy

Our courses that offer this honours subject area