Gender Studies (M.A.)
The interdisciplinary Master's programme in Gender Studies combines perspectives and methods from different disciplines and teaches theory-based, empirically founded and application-oriented research. It enables students to critically analyse the complex category of gender in society, culture and science, whereby different focal points are possible.
- Gender Studies
- Master of Arts
- Part-time studies
- Standard period of studies:
- 4 semesters, up to 7 semesters in part-time studies
- Start of studies:
- winter and summer semester
- Language of the programme:
- restricted (application to the Faculty)
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The aim of the interdisciplinary Master's programme "Gender Studies" is to impart in-depth subject-specific knowledge and the ability to overview the central contexts of the subject and to apply basic theories and methods. Gender studies requires a cross-disciplinary approach that links the perspectives and methods of many disciplines and teaches theory-based, empirically founded as well as application-oriented research.
The teaching of sound knowledge of gender studies as well as its theories and methods aims to be able to analyse the complexity of the category of gender and thereby understand the social and cultural construction of gender in history and the present. Focal points can be set in the following areas: "Gender, Body and Sexuality", "Gender and Social Orders", "Gender, Economy and Material Culture", "Gender in Political Space" and "Gender, Media Representation and Symbolic Orders. In addition to the specific subject-specific knowledge, the Master's programme also imparts general competences for taking up doctoral studies as well as a successful career entry.
The knowledge and competences acquired in the Master's programme "Gender Studies" leading to the degree "Master of Arts" (M.A.) qualify students to work as gender experts in academia and various public and private institutions:
- universities, universities of applied sciences and research institutions
- cultural and educational institutions
- institutions of public relations and marketing
- publication and media companies
- in the fields of gender mainstreaming, and diversity management
- Non-governmental organisations and other political institutions
- Associations and political parties
- Public health and sports institutions
- Gender centres and equality institutions
This degree programme can be studied in 2 different profiles.
- Singe Honours MA totalling 78 credits (Mono-master)
- Joint Honours MA totalling 42 credits in combination with one module package (minor) totalling 36 credits
You apply for one study profile.
To obtain a master’s degree, students must complete 120 credits which, depending on the chosen profile, are distributed as follows:
Single Honours MA (mono-master):
- Mayor studies in Gender Studies: 78 C
- Key competencies: 12 C
- master’s thesis: 30 C
Joint Honours MA (combined master):
- Mayor studies in Gender Studies: 42 C
- External module package: 36 C
- Key competencies: 12 C
- Master’s thesis: 30 C
The combined master can only be studied part-time, if the module package(s) is also suitable for part-time studies.
- Until May 15th for the winter semester
- Until November 15th for the summer semester
- From October 1st – 5th for the winter semester
- From April 1st – 5th for the summer semester
- B.A.-degree in Gender Studies or a related subject
- At least 150 ECTS at the time of application
- Proof of achievements in Gender Studies of at least 50 C
- If your mother tongue is not German , you must prove sufficient knowledge of the German language at DSH-2 level .