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.

University of Leeds logo
  • Tuition Fee:
  • $ 7.54k / Year (International)
    School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London logo
    • Tuition Fee:
    • Domestic students: $ 8.65k / Year
    • International students: $ 20.1k / Year
      University of Kent at Canterbury logo
      • Tuition Fee:
      • Domestic students: $ 9k / Year
      • International students: $ 12.5k / Year
        University of Stirling logo
        • Tuition Fee:
        • Domestic students: $ 5.24k / Year
        • International students: $ 14.9k / Year
          London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London logo
          • Tuition Fee:
          • Domestic students: $ 13.4k / Year
          • International students: $ 20.7k / Year
            University of Amsterdam logo
            • Tuition Fee:
            • Domestic students: $ 2.19k / Year
            • International students: $ 13.8k / Year
              University of Stirling logo
              • Tuition Fee:
              • Domestic students: $ 5.24k / Year
              • International students: $ 14.9k / Year
                University of Leeds logo
                • Tuition Fee:
                • $ 7.54k / Year (International)
                  University of Manchester logo
                  • Tuition Fee:
                  • Domestic students: $ 4.88k / Year
                  • International students: $ 15.3k / Year
                    University of Manchester logo
                    • Tuition Fee:
                    • Domestic students: $ 4.88k / Year
                    • International students: $ 15.3k / Year
                      University of Melbourne logo
                      • Tuition Fee:
                      • Domestic students: $ 7k / year
                      • International students: $ 29 / year
                      • Ranking:
                      • 867 StudyQA
                      • Duration:
                      • 3 years
                        Utrecht University logo
                        • Tuition Fee:
                        • Domestic students: $ 2.19k / Year
                        • International students: $ 17.4k / Year
                          University of East logo
                          • Tuition Fee:
                          • Domestic students: $ 8.55k / Year
                          • International students: $ 17.2k / Year
                            Lund University logo
                            • Tuition Fee:
                            • International students: $ 12.7k / Year
                              Utrecht University logo
                              • Tuition Fee:
                              • Domestic students: $ 2.19k / Year
                              • International students: $ 17.4k / Year
                                Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey - Camden logo
                                • Tuition Fee:
                                • Domestic students: $ 13.7k / Year
                                • International students: $ 28k / Year
                                • Ranking:
                                • 641 StudyQA
                                  London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London logo
                                  • Tuition Fee:
                                  • Domestic students: $ 13.4k / Year
                                  • International students: $ 20.7k / Year
                                    London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London logo
                                    • Tuition Fee:
                                    • Domestic students: $ 13.4k / Year
                                    • International students: $ 20.7k / Year
                                      School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London logo
                                      • Tuition Fee:
                                      • Domestic students: $ 12.1k / Year
                                      • International students: $ 20.9k / Year
                                        University College of Gävle logo
                                        • Tuition Fee:
                                        • International students: $ 13.5k / Year
                                          University of Amsterdam logo
                                          • Tuition Fee:
                                          • Domestic students: $ 2.19k / Year
                                          • International students: $ 13.8k / Year
                                            University of Limerick logo
                                            • Tuition Fee:
                                            • Domestic students: $ 5.37k / Year
                                            • International students: $ 12.4k / Year
                                              University College London, University of London logo
                                              • Tuition Fee:
                                              • Domestic students: $ 6.44k / Year
                                              • International students: $ 24.9k / Year
                                              • Ranking:
                                              • 468 StudyQA
                                              • Duration:
                                              • 3 years
                                                Arizona State University logo
                                                • Tuition Fee:
                                                • Domestic students: $ 30.8k / Year
                                                • International students: $ 49.7k / Year
                                                • Ranking:
                                                • 454 StudyQA
                                                  University of Limerick logo
                                                  • Tuition Fee:
                                                  • Domestic students: $ 5.37k / Year
                                                  • International students: $ 12.4k / Year
                                                    University of Michigan - Ann Arbor logo
                                                    • Tuition Fee:
                                                    • Domestic students: $ 14.4k / Year
                                                    • International students: $ 45.4k / Year
                                                    • Ranking:
                                                    • 409 StudyQA
                                                      University of Miami logo
                                                      • Tuition Fee:
                                                      • International students: $ 64.3k / Year
                                                      • Ranking:
                                                      • 400 StudyQA
                                                      • Duration:
                                                      • 4 years
                                                        University of Limerick logo
                                                        • Tuition Fee:
                                                        • Domestic students: $ 5.37k / Year
                                                        • International students: $ 12.4k / Year
                                                          Lund University logo
                                                          • Tuition Fee:
                                                          • International students: $ 12.6k / Year
                                                            Kansas State University logo
                                                            • Tuition Fee:
                                                            • Domestic students: $ 282 / Module
                                                            • International students: $ 735 / Module
                                                            • Ranking:
                                                            • 336 StudyQA
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                                                              Bachelor Gender Studies programs

                                                              bachelor gender-studies programs
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                                                              The Women s and Gender Studies Program gives students a theoretical base for a systematic analysis of the construction o...
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                                                              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...

                                                              Master Gender Studies programs

                                                              master gender-studies programs
                                                              Department of Gender StudiesThe department attracts students from a range of disciplines in the social sciences and huma...
                                                              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...
                                                              The MSc/MLitt in Gender Studies (Applied) equips students with conceptual and practical skills in gender analysis and re...
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                                                              Gender, Sexuality and Society offers students the opportunity to enhance their understanding of gender and sexual differ...
                                                              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...

                                                              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....
                                                              Department of Gender StudiesThe department attracts students from a range of disciplines in the social sciences and huma...
                                                              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...
                                                              Description German and French enables you to learn the language and culture of both France and the German-speaking wo...
                                                              Would you like a study that opens several doors in to the labour market? A master's degree in Gender studies will give y...
                                                              The Women s and Gender Studies Program gives students a theoretical base for a systematic analysis of the construction o...
                                                              The MSc/MLitt in Gender Studies (Applied) equips students with conceptual and practical skills in gender analysis and re...
                                                              Advertisement This masters degree will: * develop your knowledge of the gender dimensions of research, analysis, poli...
                                                              Advertisement This programme is offered jointly by the Gender Institute and the Department of Social Policy and offer...

                                                              PhD Gender Studies programs

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                                                              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...