Gender Studies

gender studies

Gender studies is an interdisciplinary program usually hosted by Faculty of Social Studies. The main aim of Gender studies is exploring the relationship between gender and differents areas of human’s life, such as law, literature, language, geography, history, political science, sociology, anthropology, cinema, media studies,human development, and medicine. Gender studies as a discipline can be conditionally subdivided to women’s studies, men’s studies and queer studies, but all these subdisciplines are closely related to each other.

One of the central questions of gender studies is the connection and the difference between gender and sex.

Because of  interdisciplinary nature of gender studies students can choose the emphasis of their study and research work by themselves, whether it is gender in arts, or gender in society, or gender in culture, or gender in law and politics.

Some universities provide a course of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies (LGBTS) as a part of gender studies.

What does the program include?

Most universities make Gender Studies programs rather flexible. Students often can choose from a variety of different modules and additional courses, so they make their study program by themselves, according to their research interests. The suggested modules often include the following disciplines: Gender Studies Research Placement, Feminist Film Theory, Gender and the Labour Market, Public Affairs and Advocacy, Advanced Readings in Gender Studies,the Female Gothic, Queer Gothic.

How to apply for Gender Studies?

Usually the applicants for BA in Gender Studies are not asked for special skills or knowledge. As almost every course is read in English, students should speak English fluently and prove it with language proficiency certificates such as TOEFL, IELTS, etc. Good honors degree (upper second class or first class) are sometimes required.

Applicants for MA or PhD in Gender Studies are usually required to hold a degree in Gender Studies or related field (Sociology, Arts and Humanities, etc). All students from abroad need to meet the visa requirements if they wish to study in another country.

The length of program

It is noticeable that Gender Studies MA are often short-term programs and last for 12 months, but standart 24-months programs in Gender Studies can be found too. Bachelor programs in Gender Studies often last 4 years, and PhD programs - 3 years.

Tuition and scholarship

The cost of each program in Gender Studies varies according to the university, country, study level and many other factors. For example, the price of one-year MA program in University of Stirling, United Kingdom, is $14200 for foreign students. A lot of universities provide scholarships for outstanding foreign students, based on academic merit and financial situation.

School of Oriental and African Studies logo
  • Tuition Fee:
  • Domestic students: $ 8.8k / Year
  • International students: $ 20.4k / Year
    University of Amsterdam logo
    • Tuition Fee:
    • Domestic students: $ 2.27k / Year
    • International students: $ 14.3k / Year
      University of Stirling logo
      • Tuition Fee:
      • Domestic students: $ 5.34k / Year
      • International students: $ 15.2k / Year
        University of Melbourne logo
        • Tuition Fee:
        • Domestic students: $ 7k / Year
        • International students: $ 29 / Year
        • Ranking:
        • 1895 StudyQA
        • Duration:
        • 3 years
          University of Kent at Canterbury logo
          • Tuition Fee:
          • Domestic students: $ 9k / Year
          • International students: $ 12.5k / Year
            University College London logo
            • Tuition Fee:
            • Domestic students: $ 6.56k / Year
            • International students: $ 25.4k / Year
            • Ranking:
            • 1521 StudyQA
            • Duration:
            • 3 years
              Arizona State University logo
              • Tuition Fee:
              • Domestic students: $ 30.8k / Year
              • International students: $ 49.7k / Year
              • Ranking:
              • 1388 StudyQA
                University of Manchester logo
                • Tuition Fee:
                • Domestic students: $ 5.05k / Year
                • International students: $ 15.8k / Year
                  Rutgers University-Camden logo
                  • Tuition Fee:
                  • Domestic students: $ 13.7k / Year
                  • International students: $ 28k / Year
                  • Ranking:
                  • 1058 StudyQA
                    Utrecht University logo
                    • Tuition Fee:
                    • Domestic students: $ 2.27k / Year
                    • International students: $ 18.1k / Year
                      Lund University logo
                      • Tuition Fee:
                      • International students: $ 13.1k / Year
                        London School of Economics and Political Science logo
                        • Tuition Fee:
                        • Domestic students: $ 13.9k / Year
                        • International students: $ 21.4k / Year
                          London School of Economics and Political Science logo
                          • Tuition Fee:
                          • Domestic students: $ 13.9k / Year
                          • International students: $ 21.4k / Year
                            University of Michigan - Ann Arbor logo
                            • Tuition Fee:
                            • Domestic students: $ 14.4k / Year
                            • International students: $ 45.4k / Year
                            • Ranking:
                            • 801 StudyQA
                              Gavle University College logo
                              • Tuition Fee:
                              • International students: $ 13.9k / Year
                                School of Oriental and African Studies logo
                                • Tuition Fee:
                                • Domestic students: $ 12.6k / Year
                                • International students: $ 21.6k / Year
                                  University of Miami logo
                                  • Tuition Fee:
                                  • International students: $ 64.3k / Year
                                  • Ranking:
                                  • 738 StudyQA
                                  • Duration:
                                  • 4 years
                                    University of Limerick logo
                                    • Tuition Fee:
                                    • Domestic students: $ 5.56k / Year
                                    • International students: $ 12.9k / Year
                                      Central European University logo
                                      • Tuition Fee:
                                      • Domestic students: $ 14.3k / Year
                                      • International students: $ 14.3k / Year
                                      • Ranking:
                                      • 697 StudyQA
                                      • Duration:
                                      • 2 years
                                        Kansas State University logo
                                        • Tuition Fee:
                                        • Domestic students: $ 282 / One-time
                                        • International students: $ 735 / One-time
                                        • Ranking:
                                        • 604 StudyQA
                                          Central European University logo
                                          • Tuition Fee:
                                          • Domestic students: $ 2.5k / Year
                                          • International students: $ 6.56k / Year
                                          • Ranking:
                                          • 567 StudyQA
                                          • Duration:
                                          • 2 years
                                            Lund University logo
                                            • Tuition Fee:
                                            • International students: $ 13k / Year
                                              University College London logo
                                              • Tuition Fee:
                                              • Domestic students: $ 13.1k / Year
                                              • International students: $ 27.4k / Year
                                              • Ranking:
                                              • 406 StudyQA
                                              • Duration:
                                              • 1 year
                                                Utrecht University logo
                                                • Tuition Fee:
                                                • Domestic students: $ 2.37k / Year
                                                • International students: $ 17.9k / Year
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                                                  Bachelor Gender Studies programs

                                                  bachelor gender-studies programs
                                                  Description The GWSS major encourages students to view their scholarship through a personal lens. Intellectually and....
                                                  The Women s and Gender Studies Program gives students a theoretical base for a systematic analysis of the construction o...
                                                  The Bachelor of Arts requires the successful completion of 24 subjects 300 points in total with subjects usually wor...
                                                  Description German and French enables you to learn the language and culture of both France and the German-speaking wo...
                                                  Globalisation is a highly influential force that is not just advancing the interrelatedness between nation states, but a...
                                                  Description Students will be able to identify, analyze, and critique the formation and reproduction of social, ec...
                                                  Goals of the Major: To provide majors with an understanding of the interdisciplinary scholarship on women, gender, an...
                                                  The Program in Women s and Gender Studies at the University of Miami seeks to encourage the rigorous investigation of ge...
                                                  Description In the classroom, women's studies faculty members foster an interactive learning environment and enco...
                                                  Description The Major in Gender, Sexuality and Society offers students a coherent and comparative study of gender and...

                                                  Master Gender Studies programs

                                                  master gender-studies programs
                                                  European Women s and Gender History (MATILDA) / 2 years Offered jointly with the Department of Gender Studies, this pr...
                                                  Gender Studies is an exciting area of scholarship. Drawing insights from across many academic disciplines, Gender Studie...
                                                  The MA Gender Studies and Law at SOAS caters for students with a variety of backgrounds and objectives:those coming from...
                                                  Would you like a study that opens several doors in to the labour market? A master's degree in Gender studies will give y...
                                                  Gender, Sexuality and Society offers students the opportunity to enhance their understanding of gender and sexual differ...
                                                  This masters degree will: * develop your knowledge of the gender dimensions of research, analysis, policy and practic...
                                                  MATILDA is an European Master Degree in Women s and Gender History. Set up as part of the Erasmus programme with funding...
                                                  The MSc/MLitt in Gender Studies (Applied) equips students with conceptual and practical skills in gender analysis and re...
                                                  Advertisement Gender Studies explores the dynamics of relations between women and men in the past, present and future...
                                                  Advertisement TheThe MA in Gender, Sexuality and Culture is a highly interdisciplinary programme that will: Introduce...

                                                  Most Popular Gender Studies programs

                                                  most popular gender-studies programs
                                                  Description The GWSS major encourages students to view their scholarship through a personal lens. Intellectually and....
                                                  European Women s and Gender History (MATILDA) / 2 years Offered jointly with the Department of Gender Studies, this pr...
                                                  Gender Studies is an exciting area of scholarship. Drawing insights from across many academic disciplines, Gender Studie...
                                                  The MA Gender Studies and Law at SOAS caters for students with a variety of backgrounds and objectives:those coming from...
                                                  Would you like a study that opens several doors in to the labour market? A master's degree in Gender studies will give y...
                                                  Gender, Sexuality and Society offers students the opportunity to enhance their understanding of gender and sexual differ...
                                                  This masters degree will: * develop your knowledge of the gender dimensions of research, analysis, policy and practic...
                                                  The Women s and Gender Studies Program gives students a theoretical base for a systematic analysis of the construction o...
                                                  MATILDA is an European Master Degree in Women s and Gender History. Set up as part of the Erasmus programme with funding...
                                                  The MSc/MLitt in Gender Studies (Applied) equips students with conceptual and practical skills in gender analysis and re...

                                                  PhD Gender Studies programs

                                                  phd gender-studies programs
                                                  Gender and Sexuality Studies is an inter-faculty programme drawing on the unique breadth of disciplines for which UCL is...
                                                  The Gender Studies doctoral program is part of the nation s first School of Social Transformation. The diverse community...
                                                  PhD in Comparative Gender Studies This program focuses on critical, comparative, theoretical and empirical research in...