In total, the standard period of study comprises seven semesters. Students gain a sound understanding of scientific approaches for analysing gender and diversity within society and within organisations. Moreover, instruments of equal opportunity and diversity management are an essential component of the study programme. During the first three semesters, students are introduced to basics of social sciences as well as economics. In the fourth and fifth semesters, knowledge is deepened and a specialisation may be chosen from the elective subjects. This enables students to already determine and prepare an aspired field of activity for their professional career at this early stage of their studies. In the sixth semester, students undertake an internship or a semester abroad. In the final semester, the Bachelor's thesis is developed and written.
As a study programme offered at a university of applied sciences, the BA in Gender and Diversity supports students in writing their Bachelor's thesis in cooperation with organisations and businesses.
Study abroad unit(s)
The sixth semester takes the form of an internship or a semester abroad.
The sixth semester is reserved for an internship or a semester abroad.
Forms of assessment
Graded examinations (written examinations, seminar papers, presentations, written assignments, oral examinations) and certificates (projects, reports, presentations)
The Gender and Diversity BA programme has an explicitly practical orientation and qualifies graduates for careers in the following areas:
- gender equality, promotion of women, anti-violence training
- Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersexual equality (LGBTI work)
- integration of immigrants, work with ethnic minorities, anti-racism activities
- disability and social inclusion, work with people with disabilities
- child and adult education
- HR management / HR development
- diversity management
- further education and work in media and public relations (PR) fields focusing on gender and diversity issues
Opportunities for employment can be found in public and private organisations, educational institutions, NGOs and development agencies, trade unions, non-profit organisations, political parties, research institutions (particularly with a focus on applied empirical research), consulting firms, or community services.
This programme is taught in English, and with its strong international focus, graduates are able to tackle local and global issues of equal opportunity. This enables them to pursue the career paths described above, both internationally and in Germany. This programme also qualifies graduates for continued studies in a Master's programme in Germany or abroad.