Comparative Gender Studies

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Deadline: Jan 30, 2025
StudyQA ranking:3587 Duration:

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PhD in Comparative Gender Studies

This program focuses on critical, comparative, theoretical and empirical research in the field of gender studies. It will train you to apply traditional research methods (e.g. archival research, textual analysis, statistics, participant observation, etc.), while exploring new territories. You will benefit from careful supervision, conference and research grants as well as teaching opportunities.

Course overview

In their first year, doctoral students must take the year-long “Ph.D. Preparation Seminar,” the course “Methodological Practice in Gender Studies,” the “Qualitative Research Methods in Gender Studies” course (or an alternative Methods course approved by the department), and a number of elective and tutorial credits.

  • Completed online application form:
  • Proof of English proficiency
  • Letters of recommendation
  • CV
  • Master’s degree or other graduate degree in a related field
  • Research proposal
  • Substantial background in gender studies and feminist theory

Fund your studies

In pursuit of our mission, we strive to attract world-class graduate talent from all over the world. This is why we offer generous scholarships available to students from any country. Doctoral scholarships include a full tuition waiver and a monthly stipend for living expenses. Learn more at

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