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Monash University

Graduate Certificate in Feminist Research Methods

Course code: 3760 ~ Course abbreviation: GradCertFemRes ~ Total credit points required: 24 ~ 0.5 years full-time, 1 year part-time ~ Managing faculty: Arts

Study mode and course location

On-campus (Clayton)

Course description

This course offers students the opportunity to gain targeted research skills relevant to the area of gender studies.

Course objectives

Students completing this course will have: 1. a familiarity with diverse aspects of the academic discipline; 2. a familiarity with the world view of the field of study; 3. a familiarity with the secondary literature in the field of study; 4. a familiarity with many of the key texts and cultural products pertaining to the field of study; 5. advanced reading and communication skills, both written and verbal; 6. developed sound analytical skills; 7. developed the ability to use relevant technology such as databases, information management systems and search engines effectively.

Course structure

The course consists of 24 points and can be taken full-time with entry in July, or part-time with entry possible in both semesters.

Course requirements

Full-time program

Students in the full-time program complete the core unit:

  • WSM4020 Feminist research (12 points)

plus two electives chosen from:

  • GND3030 Gender, media, consumption (6 points)
  • GND3080 Feminism and popular culture: love, sex and romance (6 points)
  • GND3250 Sex, science and the body (6 points)

Part-time program

Students in the part-time program complete the core unit:

  • WSM4020 Feminist research (12 points)


  • WSM4010 Gender, sexuality, power (12 points)


For further study options please contact the School of Political and Social Inquiry or visit

Course coordinator

Dr JaneMaree Maher