Gendering Practices, Master's Programme
The master’s programme in Gendering Practices develops your critical perspectives and advances your knowledge about power relations, equality work, and social and cultural norms. Drawing on the strength of the interdisciplinary field of gender studies, the programme collaborates with scholars working with gender and feminist theory at other departments. As a student of the programme, you will enhance your practical work with theories of power relations and equality work and will gain methodological insights into the field of gender studies.
Do you want to change the world? Do you want to challenge social and cultural norms about gender, ethnicity, sexuality, class, age and functionality? Are you interested in working with issues of gender and equality in your everyday practice? If you have a background or interest in feminist theory and want to be a positive change in society, then apply for the master’s programme in Gendering Practices.
This programme will help you develop a reflexive approach to your practical work, and provide you with methodological insights into the field of Gender Studies and research. The programme is structured around the conviction that gender studies is an interdisciplinary field, and that theory and practice are intertwined.
Collective and reflexive work is important in the programme. The
teaching comprises of collaborative work, creative and reflexive writing
exercises, reading groups, workshops,
lectures and student led seminars. The programme offers also eight weeks
Gendering Practices will prepare you for an international labour market that requires advanced knowledges about – and critical perspectives on – power relations, equality work, and social and cultural norms.
Programme structure and content
The first semester consists of two core courses: Theoretical Perspectives in Gender Studies and Methodologies in Gender Studies.
During the second semester, you achieve deeper knowledge with one core course and one elective course. During the second half of the second semester, you can also choose to take the programme specific course, Independent Explorations in a field of Gender Studies, in order to deepen your knowledge within a specific field. You can choose between a number of courses where you are guaranteed a place. Talk to your study counselor or coordinator for more information. You may also take courses at other departments at GU or other Universities in Sweden.
The first part of the third semester consists of an eight-week Internship. The internship can also take place during the second half of the semester to accommodate for additional courses.
On the fourth semester you will complete your master’s thesis.
Who should apply?
Do you find it important to critically examine power and different kinds of power relations? Are you interested in working with issues of gender and equality in your everyday practice? Do you want to challenge social and cultural norms about gender, ethnicity, sexuality, class, functionality, age? If you have a background or interest in feminist theory and want to be a positive change in society, then apply for the master’s programme in Gendering Practices.
Prerequisites and selection
Applicants are required to have achieved a Bachelor's degree in Gender Studies or equivalent degree from any discipline, if passing individual evaluation. The programme co-ordinator for Gendering Practices is responsible for the indivudual evaluations of the Bachelor's thesis, to secure the level of each applicant's knowledge in the field of gender and feminist theory. English B/English 6 at upper secondary level or the equivalent level of an internationally recognized test, for example TOEFL, IELTS.
Special instructions for application
Selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 165 credits.
With a degree in Gender Studies you will be prepared for a variety of jobs. Our students are everywhere; in authorities, organisations, and companies. And of course in academia. You will be prepared to apply for doctoral studies in Gender Studies as well as in other disciplines. Graduates of the programme receive the degree Master of Arts in Gendering Practices.
You will have the opportunity to put your learning into practice with an
internship. Some of our students have participate in various research
projects at the University of Gothenburg, including The National
Secretariat for Gender Research and Genderlab research project at the
School of Design and Craft.