United Kingdom, London

Gender, Conflict & The Middle East

when 24 July 2017 - 11 August 2017
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 7.5 EC
fee GBP 1500

This course offers insight into key issues in the study of gender and conflict in the Middle East. The course provides a focus for students interested in women’s studies, feminism, sexuality and gender, while also offering a gendered approach to the study of conflict in the Middle East. Through lectures, readings, discussions and activities, the course will introduce key issues in relation to the gendered dynamics of participation, the legal responses to women, peace and security and nature of gendered insecurities, but will also cover other relevant issues such as representation, knowledge production and artistic productions. In highlighting important issues in the study of gender and conflict in the Middle East, the course aims to challenge prevailing stereotypes about women and gender in the region, while fostering critical reflection via the use of multimedia, in-depth case studies and cross disciplinary materials.

Course leader

Professor Nadje Al-Ali and Dr Gina Heathcote

Target group

Students, professionals and leisure learners

Course aim

On successful completion of the course, a student should be able to demonstrate the ability to:

Understand key issues and debates within the study of gender and conflict in the Middle East;
Be aware of the variety of empirical realities and conditions of everyday life and gender relations in the Middle East;
Be able to conduct gender analysis and analyse the relationship between gender and politics across and within a range of Middle Eastern contexts;
Have challenged stereotypical ideas about women and gender in the Middle East;
Understand the legal, political and social responses to conflict and the gendered dimensions of responses.

Credits info

7.5 EC
Students are usually able to obtain credits from their home institution and typically our courses receive 3 credits in the US system and 7.5 ECTS in the European system. If you intend to claim credits from your home institution, please check the requirements with them before you enrol. We will be happy to assist you in any way we can, however please be aware that the decision to award credits rests with your home institution.

Assessment will be optional and will vary for each course. Participants will be provided with a certificate of attendance and transcripts will be available on request.

Fee info

GBP 1500: Tuition
A tuition fee of £1500 will be charged per 3-week programme. This figure does not include accommodation fees.

Application fee
A one-off, non-refundable application fee of £60 will be charged to cover administration costs. Please visit the SOAS online store to make your application fee payment.

An early bird discount of 10% is available if fees are paid by 17 April 2017.
15% discount for SOAS Alumni or if you take a combination of sessions 2 and 3.
20% discount for current SOAS students and our partner institutions.
Other discounts are available for groups, please contact us for further information.

Accommodation is available at an extra fee of £710 for 20 nights. For more details of how to reserve a room please visit our accommodation page.