London, United Kingdom

Gender, Difference and Rights

when 29 June 2020 - 17 July 2020
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 7.5 EC
fee GBP 1700

The aim of the course is to engage the students with a critical global conversation on `Gender, Difference and Rights'. The course aims at drawing student’s attention to how and why the relationship between gender and rights has been a highly fraught and tense one in local, regional and global arenas. Rights interventions have not necessarily nor invariably produced progressive and empowering outcomes for all women, and the ramifications and effectiveness when invoking violence against women and gender-based violence within new modes of global and national governance have yet to be seriously evaluated.

The course examines the complex relationship between gender, difference and rights in a range of geographical and political contexts and in relation to several issues, including equality, culture, violence against women, and peace and security. In addition, the course introduces students to different critical theoretical perspectives, including liberal feminism, governance feminism, and postcolonial feminism.

Target group

Undergraduate students

Course aim

The broad aims of this course are to:

provide students with an understanding of the development of the field of gender and rights in the international as well as the domestic legal context
provide students with a broad overview of how gender and differences such as race, religion and sexuality impacts legal strategies and outcomes
develop a context specific analysis of gender and law
familiarise students with different legal environments and how issues of gender and difference are taken up and pursued.
develop student's analytical skills and ability to critically engage with legal problems through in-class group presentations as well as participation in the seminars
develop the research skills of the students through the writing of short essays

Credits info

7.5 EC
You will study one course per Queen Mary Summer School session. Each course is worth 15 Queen Mary credits.
Usually, the 15 credits we award for each three-week Queen Mary Summer School session translate to 3–4 credits in the US system and 7.5 ECTS in the European system.
Your home institution should confirm if they will grant credit for Summer School courses. Whilst we will do everything we can to support you throughout the Summer School application process, it's your responsibility to check with your home institution if you can transfer credit from the Summer School prior to arriving at Queen Mary.

Fee info

GBP 1700: The Queen Mary Summer School costs: £1,700 per session.
We are offering a 10% early bird discount for those who apply before 31 March 2019.
From 31 March onwards we will offer a 10% discount to:
• Students and staff from partner institutions
• Alumni
• Current Queen Mary students
On campus accommodation will cost approximately £670 per session.
Additional costs and course excursions
Please note that some courses have some additional fees not included in the tuition fee. These fees are for activities and field trips that may take place away from our campus. We will give further details of these costs in due course.
Please note there is no deposit payment required for the Queen Mary Summer School.
GBP 50: There is a non-refundable application fee of £50.


There are no scholarships available for this course.