MSSc Gender Studies - Intersectionality and Change

Linköping University

Program Description

MSSc Gender Studies - Intersectionality and Change

Linköping University

MSSc Gender Studies - Intersectionality and Change, 60/120 credits

The programme focuses on intersectional gender, i.e. gender in interplay with other social categorisations and power differentials such as ethnicity, class, nationality, sexuality, age, (dis)ability etc.

The programme gives students the opportunity to explore how processes of social and cultural change can be initiated or sustained by integrating a critical understanding of intersectional gender, by counteracting multiple inequalities and processes of discrimination and by other kinds of transformative work. Students will learn how to act as agents for change, i.e. to actively change, develop and challenge existing norms and structures.

The aim of the programme is to provide students with knowledge of theories and methodologies in Gender Studies - Intersectionality and Change, and to enable them to develop academic skills to analyse and to intervene innovatively and professionally in gendered and intersectional processes of transformation in society. A key ambition is to reflect on and develop an understanding for links between activism, theory, professional development and career paths.

The programme is innovative in its cutting edge approach to intersectional gender research and teaching, as well as in its strong focus on professional development and career paths. It combines online distance education with intensive on-campus seminars. The programme is also offered as a campus-based education. More traditional pedagogical formats are mixed with those that focus on written and spoken performances which challenge traditional boundaries between academic and creative writing, speaking and intervening. The programme is designed for students with a bachelor’s degree in humanities, natural or social sciences. Students attending the programme usually have different educational or professional backgrounds.

The programme builds on international research traditions. It is linked to the excellent and internationally renowned milieu for intersectional gender research at the Unit of Gender Studies, Linköping University. This is one of the largest interdisciplinary research and teaching units for Intersectional Gender Studies in the Nordic countries with a staff of more than 30 researchers, including four full professors and many PhD students.

Career opportunities

As a student of the master’s programme in Gender Studies – Intersectionality and Change you will be prepared for a career in higher education and research as well as professional work with intersectional gender in organisations, media, communication and politics.

Programme facts

  • Degree: Master of Social Science (60/120 credits) in Gender Studies with specialization Intersectionality and Change
  • Language: English
  • Duration: One/two years
  • Pace of study: Full-time
  • Campus: Distance and Linköping
  • Application code: LIU-91013
  • Application period: 16 Oct - 15 Jan
  • Start date: August / September

Tuition fees

Citizens from within the EU/EEA and Switzerland: No tuition fees

All others: SEK 95,000 (approx. USD 14,000/EUR 10,400) per academic year

Programme specific requirements

Applicants are expected to have:

  • a bachelor’s degree in humanities, fine arts, natural or social sciences with at least 30 credits in gender studies or equivalent qualifications.

Each applicant must enclose a letter of intent written in English, explaining why they want to study this programme, and a summary of their bachelor's essay or project. If applicants hold a degree that does not include a bachelor's essay or project, then their letter of intent should describe previous studies and any other academic activities related to the master's programme.

All supporting documents, including the letter of intent and the specific paper, should be sent to University Admissions in Sweden, FE 1, SE–838 73 Frösön, Sweden.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated June 8, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Online & Campus Combined
Start Date
Start date
Aug. 2017
1 - 2 years
Full time
95,000 SEK
Jan. 15, 2017
Late applications might be considered.
Start date Aug. 2017
Sweden Linköping
Application deadline Jan. 15, 2017
Late applications might be considered.
End date Request Info
Duration 1 - 2 years
Price 95,000 SEK
All others (per academic year) ; Citizens from within the EU/EEA and Switzerland: No tuition fees

Gender Studies at Linköping University