Masters of Arts in Gender Studies

Compare 16 Masters of Arts in Gender Studies

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Masters of Arts degrees are advanced degrees in the humanities, liberal arts, and social sciences that take one to two years to complete. Students holding a BA may choose to further their education by working toward an MA, which can be a terminating degree or a stepping-stone on the path to a doctorate.

What is an MA in Gender Studies? An MA in Gender Studies focuses on the theories and practices of gender equality in a variety of situations. Students can choose to specialize in gender and work, gender and politics, or gender and literature. Typical courses include the theory and practice of feminism, social change, feminist genealogies, public policy, and women writers. Some programs also explore these issues in a transnational and multicultural context. Associated areas of study included in many programs are sexuality and race.

A graduate degree in gender studies imparts many essential skills beyond just recognizing the social injustices nationally and internationally based on gender inequality. Students also learn important critical thinking, research and communication skills that can be applied to many different careers in a variety of industries.

The cost of an advanced degree differs based upon the institution, geographical location, and many other factors. Therefore, you need to directly contact the school or schools to which you plan to apply to find out their tuition fees in order to budget for your studies.

Many graduates with an MA in Gender Studies continue their postgraduate work to obtain careers within academia. Other graduates utilize their education in gender inequality to work in government or nonprofit organizations to facilitate policy changes or to work as an advocate for women, such as for victims of domestic violence or rape.

There are several universities around the world that offer advanced programs in gender studies. Each one will have a unique area of interest, and interested students should choose schools that match their concentration and career goals. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Master's Degree Programme in Gender Studies

University of Turku
Campus Full time 2 years August 2019 Finland Turku

The Master’s Degree Programme in Gender Studies is built around the interdisciplinary study of gender and sexuality, combining social sciences and arts and humanities. [+]

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Master's Degree Programme in Gender Studies

Get advanced and interdisciplinary training in the field of gender studies!

The Master’s Degree Programme in Gender Studies is built around the interdisciplinary study of gender and sexuality, combining social sciences and arts and humanities.

You will gain competence on gender policies and politics, and acquire the ability to work independently on central issues related to gender, feminism, gender equality, production of power and knowledge. This Programme is a great choice especially for students who wish to pursue a career in research, politics, equal opportunities policies and human rights institutions. Also, organizations in the private and public sector as well as non-governmental organizations and civil society are possible career paths. The Programme is organized in co-operation with the University of Tampere.... [-]


MA in Gender, Media & Culture

Goldsmiths, University of London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2019 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This MA introduces you to recent debates on gender in the disciplines of sociology and media and communications studies, and to the interdisciplinary domains of feminist social and cultural theory. [+]

This MA introduces you to recent debates on gender in the disciplines of sociology and media and communications studies, and to the interdisciplinary domains of feminist social and cultural theory.

Drawing on the internationally recognised and pioneering expertise of staff in the Department of Sociology and Department of Media and Communications, the programme offers you the opportunity to develop cutting-edge critical skills in relation to cultural approaches to gender formation and gender theory.

As well as these theoretical and analytical points of orientation, the MA in Gender, Media and Culture aims to help you grasp the importance of epistemology and methodology for the evaluation of empirical investigations of gender formations.... [-]


MA in Queer History

Goldsmiths, University of London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2019 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The MA in Queer History is a pioneering programme in one of the most exciting areas of historical enquiry, giving a voice to those who throughout much of history has been denied one. [+]

The MA in Queer History is a pioneering programme in one of the most exciting areas of historical enquiry, giving a voice to those who throughout much of history has been denied one.

This MA provides a comprehensive introduction to the themes and methods of Queer History as well as laying a solid foundation in general historical study. It offers a first-rate overview of important thought and methods from the fields of queer theory as well as the histories of gender and the body and sexuality.

This programme aims to historicize often binary categories, such as male/female, heterosexuality/homosexuality, active/passive, and uncover the processes through which these categories came to be seen as ‘natural’. It further pays close attention to questions of power, including how sexual orientation and race throughout history have often become interlinked in asymmetrical, oppressive ways.... [-]


Master of Arts in Women, Society and Development

Hamad bin Khalifa University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Qatar Doha

The Master of Arts in Women, Society and Development is an interdisciplinary program focusing on issues related to women in the context of social and economic development in the Middle East, as well as women’s various roles in the advancement of their communities and societies. It draws on a variety of disciplines in social sciences and humanities, ranging from economic and social theory; to development and policy studies; to law and communication studies. [+]

The Master of Arts in Women, Society, and Development is an interdisciplinary program focusing on issues related to women in the context of social and economic development in the Middle East, as well as women’s various roles in the advancement of their communities and societies. It draws on a variety of disciplines in social sciences and humanities, ranging from economic and social theory; to development and policy studies; to law and communication studies.

The program equips students with the ability to engage in local and regional knowledge production and to hone their skills in understanding and responding to women issues that are specific to the Middle East.

It enables students to translate this knowledge into practices and social interventions that are needed to improve the status of Middle Eastern girls and women in their own communities.... [-]


Master in Gender Studies (Research)

Utrecht University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Netherlands Utrecht

In this two-year Research Master in Gender Studies (before 'Gender and Ethnicity'), you will analyse and problematise various structurally embedded conceptions about gender and ethnicity while considering other axes of difference, such as religion, age, and sexuality. [+]

What Does This Research Master Entail?

Reconfigure identity constructions and power differences in our globalised world How do gender, ethnicity, class, sexuality, and age contribute to the formation of social identities? What role do ensuing power differences between these play in our globalised and mediatised world? What measures have been taken in the past and the present to prevent discrimination and exclusion? In this two-year Research Master in Gender Studies (before 'Gender and Ethnicity'), you will analyse and problematise various structurally embedded conceptions about gender and ethnicity while considering other axes of difference, such as religion, age, and sexuality. Together with the academic staff and fellow students representing different academic fields—ranging from anthropology to literary studies—you will investigate gendered and racialised phenomena in a highly interdisciplinary setting.... [-]


Master in Gender Studies

Utrecht University
Campus Full time Part time 1 year September 2019 Netherlands Utrecht + 1 more

Our Master’s program in Gender Studies provides you with an interdisciplinary understanding of these tools, as well as advanced analytical skills. You will be trained within an internationally diverse cohort of students and academic staff to become a professionally successful 'agent of change'. [+]

BECOME AN ANALYTICALLY SKILLED ‘AGENT OF CHANGE’

How do gender, race, class, sexuality, and age contribute to the formation of social identities? What role do ensuing power differences between these factors play in our globalized and mediatized world? What measures have been taken, in the past and the present, in order to prevent discrimination and exclusion? And how do academic, cultural, artistic, journalistic, and policy-making institutions respond to these societal challenges? Emancipation, the recognition of differences, and awareness of intersections of gender with other factors of identity making (class, race, age, sexuality, etc.) are crucial tools in analyzing social and cultural relations in today’s postcolonial and post-secular societies.... [-]


Online Master of Arts (MA) in Women's and Gender Studies

Concordia University Chicago - Online Degree Programs
Online Full time 20 months January 2019 USA River Forest

The MA in Women’s and Gender Studies offer innovative, interdisciplinary approaches to analyzing today’s most pressing issues while also developing critical thinking and leadership skills to benefit students in their professional, creative and intellectual lives. The Women’s and Gender Studies discipline is applicable for academics, educators, health care professionals, social service practitioners, activists, human rights workers, and law enforcement professionals who are concerned with issues of identity, equity, and citizenship both locally and globally. [+]

The MA in Women’s and Gender Studies offer innovative, interdisciplinary approaches to analyzing today’s most pressing issues while also developing critical thinking and leadership skills to benefit students in their professional, creative and intellectual lives. The Women’s and Gender Studies discipline is applicable for academics, educators, health care professionals, social service practitioners, activists, human rights workers, and law enforcement professionals who are concerned with issues of identity, equity, and citizenship both locally and globally.

Program Objectives

The Master's Degree in Women’s and Gender Studies program will enable candidates to:

Engage in critical analysis of today’s most pressing issues while cultivating leadership skills to benefit students’ professional, creative and intellectual lives. Develop a knowledge base in global human rights perspectives with an emphasis on gender. Become familiar with current research on and theory in women’s and gender studies. Foster academic curiosity to encourage students engagement in ethical leadership and civic engagement. Develop an understanding of collective and individual identity policies to enhance students’ efficacy in their professions and communities. Develop an understanding of interdisciplinary frameworks to study gender as a field of inquiry and as a mode of analysis. Program Requirements Admission acceptance into the Women’s and Gender Studies Program Completion of the Women’s and Gender Studies coursework Completion of the capstone experience, the Seminar in Critical Praxis International students complete a Seminar in Higher Education course during the first semester* Curriculum ... [-]

MA in Gender Studies

Faculty of Humanities, Charles University
Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Czech Republic Prague

The philosophy of Gender Studies at the School of Humanities at Charles University in Prague (FHS UK) rests in offering the opportunity for a systematic and interdisciplinary academic study of theoretical and methodological tools for researching and exploring gender issues in historical perspective, with a consideration of cultural and ethnic aspects of any given topic. [+]

The philosophy of Gender Studies at the School of Humanities at Charles University in Prague (FHS UK) rests in offering the opportunity for a systematic and interdisciplinary academic study of theoretical and methodological tools for researching and exploring gender issues in historical perspective, with a consideration of cultural and ethnic aspects of any given topic. Gender studies apply intersectional and interdisciplinary perspectives on gender as one of the basic principles organizing human society and culture. Gender studies focus on analysis of historical as well as contemporary manifestations of gender order, influence of feminist and queer theories and methods in science and research and other aspects of gender order; they also probe the relationship between gender and other categories of social differentiation and stratification such as race/ethnicity, social status, age, sexuality, and/or disability.... [-]


MA in Gender Studies with special reference to the Middle East

SOAS University of London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 34 years September 2019 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The MA Gender with special reference to the Middle East is our newest pathway degree yet and is introduced at a time when SOAS is celebrating its 100 years anniversary. Its main goal is to re-focus discussions related to gender and sexuality to the unique and rich region of the Middle East. [+]

MA in Gender Studies with special reference to the Middle East

Duration: One calendar year (full-time), or two or three years (part-time, daytime only)

Entry Requirements: Minimum Upper Second-class (2.1) honors degree (or equivalent). Overseas students may be asked to provide evidence of meeting English language requirements. Relevant professional and activist experience will be taken into account.

Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time

Who is this programme for?

The pathway caters for students who would like to obtain a critical lens to the current issues and debates within the study of gender in the Middle East and will appeal to both students who are interested in the relevant academic discussions and those who are interested in political and activist dimensions.... [-]


MA Gender Studies

SOAS University of London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2019 United Kingdom London + 1 more

SOAS MA in Gender Studies is unique in that it refocuses issues of Western Gender Studies on the complex specificities of Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Drawing on the expertise of staff across all SOAS faculties, it offers the specialised study of gender in relation to Asian, African and Middle Eastern cultures, together with rigorous training in and questioning of contemporary gender theory. [+]

MA Gender Studies

Duration: One calendar year (full-time). Two or three years (part-time, daytime only).

Minimum Entry Requirements: Minimum upper second class (2.1) or above honours degree (or equivalent)

Start of programme: September intake only

Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time

SOAS MA in Gender Studies is unique in that it refocuses issues of Western Gender Studies on the complex specificities of Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Drawing on the expertise of staff across all SOAS faculties, it offers the specialised study of gender in relation to Asian, African and Middle Eastern cultures, together with rigorous training in and questioning of contemporary gender theory.... [-]


MA Gender and Sexuality

SOAS University of London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2019 United Kingdom London + 1 more

Gender Studies is widely regarded by a range of employers as an excellent training, equipping holders of the degree with a range of relevant employable skills. [+]

MA Gender and Sexuality

Programme Code: TBC

Duration: One calendar year (full-time). Two or three years (part-time, daytime only)

Minimum Entry Requirements: Upper second (2:1) UK BA degree in a relevant subject, 3.6 (USA) or equivalent. Relevant professional and activist experience will be taken into account.

Start of programme: September intake only

Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time

Who is this programme for?:

The MA Gender and Sexuality at SOAS aims to cater for students with a variety of backgrounds and objectives:

those coming from Women’s Studies or Gender Studies who wish to engage more deeply with gender theory in relation to regional specialisation and to connect this with the societies of Asia, Africa and the Middle East; those coming from Asian, African or Middle Eastern Studies who wish to incorporate the study of gender and sexuality into their own areas of expertise; and those having previously trained in particular disciplines, such as Anthropology, Comparative Literature, Cultural and Media Studies, History, Politics, Religious Studies, Sociology, Refugee/Diaspora Studies. ... [-]

MA Gender Studies and Law

SOAS University of London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2019 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This is a unique programme, its principal aim being to re-focus issues prioritised in western Gender Studies and Legal Theory on the complex specificities of Asia, Africa and the Near and Middle East. [+]

MA Gender Studies and Law

Programme Code: PGTF0038/PGTP0057/PGTP0058

Duration: One calendar year (full-time). Two or three years (part-time, daytime only)

Minimum Entry Requirements: Minimum upper second class (II.1) or above honours degree (or equivalent)

Start of programme: September intake only

Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time

Who is this programme for?:

The MA Gender Studies and Law at SOAS caters for students with a variety of backgrounds and objectives:

those coming from Women’s Studies or Gender Studies who wish to engage more deeply with gender theory in relation to regional specialisation and to connect this with legal knowledge, especially, but not exclusively, the societies of Asia, Africa and the Middle East; those coming from Asian, African or Middle Eastern Studies who wish to incorporate the study of gender and law into their own areas of expertise; and those having previously trained in particular disciplines, such as Anthropology, Comparative Literature, Cultural and Media Studies, History, Politics, Religious Studies, Sociology, Refugee/Diaspora Studies etc. ... [-]

Master of Arts in Women & Gender Studies

University of Lethbridge
Campus Full time Part time 24 - 48 months September 2019 Canada Lethbridge + 1 more

The Department of Women & Gender Studies at the University of Lethbridge offers a dynamic, inter-disciplinary and rigorous Master of Arts in Women & Gender Studies. Our faculty also teach and supervise students in the CSPT program (MA and Ph.D. levels). [+]

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The Department of Women & Gender Studies at the University of Lethbridge offers a dynamic, inter-disciplinary and rigorous Master of Arts in Women & Gender Studies. Our faculty also teach and supervise students in the CSPT program (MA and Ph.D. levels). We have expertise in the following areas:

Gender and Global Migration Reproductive Justice Critical Race & Sexualities in Law & Culture Marriage & Kinship Feminist Constitutionalism Human Rights & Political Economies Indigenous Women & Settler Colonialism Women & Spirituality

Our faculty is united through common themes in their research agendas, most notably interrogating issues of power embedded in and exercised by national states within complex transnational relationships. Whether our research is conducted locally, nationally or globally, by ourselves on individual projects that are small scale, or in partnership with national and transnational projects, we consistently disseminate our work through networks of feminist and allied scholars and build strong working relationships across disciplines.... [-]


Gender and Women’s Studies in the Middle East/North Africa

AUC The American University in Cairo
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Egypt Cairo USA New York + 2 more

The Cynthia Nelson Institute for Gender and Women’s Studies (IGWS) is an academic research institute and a graduate teaching center for scholars. [+]

Gender and Women’s Studies in the Middle East/North Africa

The Cynthia Nelson Institute for Gender and Women’s Studies (IGWS) is an academic research institute and a graduate teaching center for scholars, researchers and graduate students interested in gender issues in the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia.

 The Institute for Gender and Women's Studies offers an interdisciplinary two-year Master of Arts and a Diploma.

The MA offers three tracks

‪Specialization 1: Gendered Political Economies‬‬‬

Focusing on issues relating to poverty, labor politics, political economies of desire, migration, mobility and development histories and practices.

Specialization 2: Geographies of Gender and Justice... [-]


MA in Gender and Peacebuilding

University for Peace
Campus Full time 1 year February 2019 Costa Rica Ciudad Colón

The Master of Arts Degree Program in Gender and Peace Building offers critical knowledge and training in gender studies, which is a crucial aspect of any and all peace efforts. [+]

The Master of Arts in Gender and Peacebuilding offers critical knowledge and training in gender studies, which is a crucial aspect of any and all peace efforts. The program deals in depth with the diverse and international aspects of gender as they relate to violence, peace negotiations, peacebuilding and peacekeeping in different locations on the planet. The program also encompasses the many fields of knowledge in which gender plays a crucial role. The needs and interests of students and professionals are carefully considered in the design and implementation of the program.

Course Examples Gender Mainstreaming in Peacekeeping Operations and in Humanitarian Assistance Strategic Nonviolence Resistance Terrorism and Conflict: Issues and Perspectives Working in Conflict and Post-Conflict Areas - Field Training Student Body ... [-]