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In this Gender Representation in the Media course from University of Strathclyde by FutureLearn, you will explore how women are represented in the media and reflect on what it means for contemporary society and culture.

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In this Gender Representation in the Media course from University of Strathclyde by FutureLearn , develop critical skills for analysing the media through a gendered lens.

From Beyoncé performing in front of a lit up ‘Feminist’ sign to the #MeToo movement, feminist issues have never seemed so popular in the media. However, research still consistently highlights the under-representation of women in the media, especially amongst marginalised groups.

On this course, you’ll be introduced to key gender issues. You’ll explore female representation in areas from news to sports to feature films, and discover why equal representation still looks a long way off.You’ll also consider what can be done to offer alternative depictions of women to the mainstream media.

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Develop an understanding of key concepts for studying gender in the media, with a particular emphasis on how we understand gender in relation to other structural inequalities including race, age, sexuality and disability.
  • Develop critical skills for analysing contemporary media texts through a gendered lens.
  • Explore how the approaches considered in this course play out in your own regional contexts.
  • Investigate how feminist and women’s organisations have worked to challenge and change mainstream media representations.

Programme Structure

What topics will you cover?

Studying gender and the media can be complex. First you’ll develop a critical toolkit for thinking about and analysing the media, including:

  • Key concepts and definitions
  • Media monitoring in fact and fiction

Once you’ve developed your critical toolkit, we’ll then put it to work. You’ll explore the representation of women in five crucial areas:

  • Politics
  • Violence
  • Sports
  • Sexualisation and body image
  • Feminist media and digital media

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 49 days
    • 4 hrs/week

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.





Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • This course is designed for anyone who wants to be able to engage with media more critically, or anyone who wants to learn more about gender inequality, female media representation, media studies, feminist activism and feminist analysis.

Tuition Fee

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  • Extra Benefits if you upgrade: From $59


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