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16 Master of Art Programs in Gender Studies

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… Read more

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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University of Lincoln
Lincoln, United Kingdom

The MA Gender Studies offers the opportunity to explore ideas of gender and gain knowledge of contemporary gender issues in a global context, at an advanced level. Students wi ... +

The MA Gender Studies offers the opportunity to explore ideas of gender and gain knowledge of contemporary gender issues in a global context, at an advanced level. Students will be encouraged to critically examine their own assumptions, and, most importantly, to question popular and common-sense notions of gender. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Jan 2022
Campus
 
University of Turku
Turku, Finland

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

The Master's Degree Programme in Gender Studies is built around the interdisciplinary study of gender and sexuality, combining social sciences, arts and humanities. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Aug 2023
18 Jan 2023
Campus
 
Utrecht University
Utrecht, Netherlands

Our Master’s programme in Gender Studies provides you with an interdisciplinary understanding of these tools, as well as advanced analytical skills. You will be trained within ... +

Our Master’s programme 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'. -
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Part-time
English
Campus
 

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University of Lethbridge
Lethbridge, Canada

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. Ou ... +

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). -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
24 - 48 months
English
Sep 2022
Campus
 
University for Peace
Ciudad Colón, Costa Rica

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 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. -
MA
Full-time
11 months
English
30 Aug 2022
01 May 2022
Campus
 
SOAS University of London
London, United Kingdom

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 ma ... +

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. This pathway coincides with the increased relevance of the Middle East to the disciplines of development and International Relations, in addition to its omnipresence in mainstream news and media. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
26 Sep 2022
30 Jun 2022
Campus
 
Faculty of Humanities, Charles University
Prague, Czech Republic

Gender Studies at the Faculty of Humanities at Charles University in Prague (FHS UK) offers the opportunity for a systematic and interdisciplinary academic study of theoretica ... +

Gender Studies at the Faculty of Humanities at Charles University in Prague (FHS UK) offers the opportunity for a systematic and interdisciplinary academic study of theoretical and methodological tools for researching and exploring gender issues from a 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 the analysis of historical as well as contemporary manifestations of the gender order, the 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. One of the specific strengths and an internationally recognized expertise of the gender studies program at the School of Humanities is the emphasis put on analysis and reflection of post-socialist experiences and reflections of gender structuring of the late-socialist Czechoslovak society, and “East European” societies in general. The study program is realized without specialization. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Oct 2022
31 Mar 2022
Campus
 
University of Bath
Claverton Down, United Kingdom

Explore the intersection of gender and politics on one of the only master’s in the UK focused on these two subjects combined. With gender, at last, being given centre stage as ... +

Explore the intersection of gender and politics on one of the only master’s in the UK focused on these two subjects combined. With gender, at last, being given centre stage as a political issue now is a particularly interesting time to be looking at politics and gender in combination. Delving into this fascinating area, this MA will give you a deep insight into issues related to gender and the contemporary world. You’ll explore how gender intersects with politics, international relations, political theory and public policy. Other topics covered include the politics of gender inequality, and the part gender can play in the peace and reconciliation of countries; and gender in political representation, and the steps needed to make electoral organisations more gender-equal. You’ll be joining a well-established team of academics specialising in gender and politics. We have a growing Gender and Sexuality Research Group at the University. -
MA
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Mississippi University for Women
Columbus, USA

Developing and understanding women's leadership requires a foundational knowledge of leadership theory and practical skills. The M.A. in Women's Leadership combines a first-ra ... +

Developing and understanding women's leadership requires a foundational knowledge of leadership theory and practical skills. The M.A. in Women's Leadership combines a first-rate education with highly qualified, supportive multi-disciplinary faculty, hands-on experience, and career-enhancing skills. -
MA
Full-time
English
Campus
 
University at Albany
Albany, USA

Develop the skills you need to become an agent for positive social change and an effective advocate for marginalized people across gender, race, class, sexuality, and national ... +

Develop the skills you need to become an agent for positive social change and an effective advocate for marginalized people across gender, race, class, sexuality, and nationality differences. -
MA
English
 
Utrecht University
Utrecht, Netherlands

In this two-year Research Master in Gender Studies (before 'Gender and Ethnicity'), you will analyse and problematise various structurally embedded conceptions about gender an ... +

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. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
SOAS University of London
London, United Kingdom

This online programme provides a comprehensive understanding of the deployment of gender and sexuality in areas related to global politics. It provides a comprehensive underst ... +

This online programme provides a comprehensive understanding of the deployment of gender and sexuality in areas related to global politics. It provides a comprehensive understanding of the deployment of gender and sexuality in areas related to global politics. Informed by feminist approaches to knowledge production, International Relations, International Law, conflict resolution, peace-building, political participation, human rights, development and society the programme encompasses micro, meso and macro levels of analysis. This unique interdisciplinary programme offers critical grounded knowledge of gender and sexuality in Asia, Africa and the Middle East, with a focus on the nexus between gender, sexuality and social, political and economic change and development. The degree prepares students for jobs in government agencies, non-governmental organisations, UN bodies and international organisations. Taught by leading scholars and drawing on SOAS expertise in the Global South, the programme provides students with a non-Eurocentric approach to addressing key debates in the field. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
English
Apr 2022
31 Mar 2022
Online
 
SOAS University of London
London, United Kingdom

The MA Transnational Queer Feminist Politics with special reference to the Middle East at SOAS is a unique programme, its principal aim being to re-focus issues prioritised in ... +

The MA Transnational Queer Feminist Politics with special reference to the Middle East at SOAS is a unique programme, its principal aim being to re-focus issues prioritised in western Gender Studies and the study of sexuality on the complex specificities of Asia, Africa and the Near and Middle East. The programme offers the specialised study of gender and sexuality in relation to the cultures of Asia, Africa and the Middle East, together with rigorous training in, and questioning of, contemporary gender theory. In terms of gender theory, it offers a solid foundation with sufficient breadth and depth to facilitate a range of specialist pathways. In terms of specialisation, it draws on the expertise of internationally recognised scholars of Asian, African and Middle Eastern Studies at SOAS. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
26 Sep 2022
30 Jun 2022
Campus
 
SOAS University of London
London, United Kingdom

The MA Transnational Queer Feminist Politics at SOAS is a unique programme, its principal aim being to re-focus issues prioritised in western Gender Studies and the study of s ... +

The MA Transnational Queer Feminist Politics at SOAS is a unique programme, its principal aim being to re-focus issues prioritised in western Gender Studies and the study of sexuality on the complex specificities of Asia, Africa and the Near and Middle East. The programme offers the specialised study of gender and sexuality in relation to the cultures of Asia, Africa and the Middle East, together with rigorous training in, and questioning of, contemporary gender theory. In terms of gender theory, it offers a solid foundation with sufficient breadth and depth to facilitate a range of specialist pathways. In terms of specialisation, it draws on the expertise of internationally recognised scholars of Asian, African and Middle Eastern Studies at SOAS. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
26 Sep 2022
30 Jun 2022
Campus
 
SOAS University of London
London, United Kingdom

The MA Gender Studies and Law at SOAS is a unique programme, its principal aim being to re-focus issues prioritised in western Gender Studies and Legal Theory on the complex s ... +

The MA Gender Studies and Law at SOAS 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. Jointly housed by the Centre for Gender Studies and the School of Law, the programme offers the specialised study of gender and law in relation to the cultures of Asia, Africa and the Middle East, together with rigorous training in, and questioning of, contemporary gender theory. In terms of gender theory, it offers a solid foundation with sufficient breadth and depth to facilitate a range of specialist pathways. In terms of specialisation, it draws on the expertise of internationally recognised scholars of Asian, African and Middle Eastern Studies at SOAS. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
26 Sep 2022
30 Jun 2022
Campus