Master in Gendering Practices (120 HEC)
University of Gothenburg, Faculty of Humanities
Full time, Part time
Earliest start date
Do you want to change the world? Do you want to challenge social and cultural norms about gender, ethnicity, sexuality, class, functionality, age? Are you interested in working with issues of gender and equality in your everyday practice? Then Gendering Practices is the master’s programme for you. The programme will help you understand your practical work with theories of power relations and equality work, and provide you with methodological insights into the field of gender studies and research.
Gendering Practices will prepare you for an international labour market that requires advanced knowledge about – and critical perspectives on – power relations, equality work, and social and cultural norms.
The programme offers four different strands of study, developed to prepare the students for different parts of the labour market: Equality Politics, Organisation and Law; Cultural Theories and Practices; Cultural Heritage; Body Politics and Social Health. The programme is structured around the conviction that gendering practices are an interdisciplinary field, and that theory and practice are intertwined. The programme, as a whole, focuses on the complexity of “gendering practices” and the development of a meta-theoretical perspective on knowledge production. The overall objective of the curriculum is to build a platform for interdisciplinary encounters between different academic disciplines, generating new ways of understanding and working with gendered practices. Hence an emphasis has been put on an integration of core courses and courses specific for the different strands.
The first semester consists of two core courses: Theoretical Perspectives in Gender Studies and Methodologies in Gender Studies.
During the second semester, the students chose one of the four strands of the programme, and take one core course in the chosen strand and one elective course within the program. It is also possible to take an additional course within respective strand.
The first part of the third semester consists of 8 weeks (15 hp) internship. The internship could be performed in a workplace, in an organisation as well as in a research project. The latter part of the semester is reserved for the core course Interdisciplinary Challenges in Gender Studies.
During the fourth semester, all students complete a Master’s thesis.
The application process contains two steps:
1. An application to the programme which starts autumn 2020 must be done via the national application website.
All international students are advised to apply before 15th of January 2020. However, applications from an EU-member country can be made at the latest 15th of April 2020.
2. The second step is to send us your finished and passed Bachelor's thesis (in pdf.). The pdf should clearly state your name and the name of the University in which you graduated. Send your thesis and wait for a confirmation that we have received your thesis.
Non-EU members - 1st of March 2020. The assessment process will be finished by mid-March 2020.
Students from an EU member country - 9th of June 2020. The assessment process will be finished by the end of June.
Students with a Bachelor’s degree in Gender Studies, or a Bachelor’s thesis with a gender perspective written within another discipline, are eligible to apply for this programme. The programme coordinator for Gendering Practices is responsible for individual evaluations of Bachelor’s theses from disciplines other than Gender Studies, to secure the level of each applicant’s knowledge in the field of gender and feminist theory.
Gendering Practices: Master’s Programme is based on courses given in English, hence there are specific language requirements to secure the level of knowledge in English. International students will have to verify their knowledge of English.
The following groups of students meet the language requirements without further evaluation:
- Students with a Bachelor’s degree from a Swedish university
- Students with a Bachelor’s degree from a country where higher education is held in English
The following groups of students have to verify their knowledge of English:
- Students with a Bachelor’s degree in Gender Studies, where the thesis is written in another language than English or Swedish
- Students with a Bachelor’s degree from a country where higher education is held in another language than English
3 reasons to study this Programme
- An interdisciplinary environment
- Take part in an international research environment
- Choose course modules suited to your background and academic and professional goals
The main application period for international students is mid-October to 15 January for all programmes starting in the autumn.
Students who are citizens of countries outside the EU/EEA are generally required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees do not apply for EU/EEA citizens. For information about the tuition fees, please contact us.
Career after graduation
Graduates will be well prepared for doctoral studies in Gender Studies, Social Medicine, Global Studies, History, Comparative Literature, History of Science and Ideas, Art History and Visual Studies, Ethnology, Film Studies and Musicology.