M.A. Gender Studies

Geneva Summer Schools - University of Geneva | Geneva , Switzerland
<p> Interdisciplinary training in gender studies from a social-science perspective; mastery of concepts and tools for understanding and analysing social change in its association with social relations between the sexes; analysis of evolving labour relations, policy issues and cultura change, from the point of view of a range of disciplines: sociology, economics, law, political science, history, anthropology, education sciences.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p>



The Master in Gender Studies is designed to equip students with concepts and instruments to understand and analyse current social trends. The general approach is based on the fact that social interaction between the sexes is a key dimension of all societies and is therefore vital to social analysis. Given the interdisciplinary nature of gender studies, a number of disciplines (e.g. sociology, history, anthropology, political science, economics, law and education) are discussed in relation to gender issues and social change.

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Programme outline

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Master of Arts in Gender Studies

Required courses, 30 credits

Gender and economics, law, sociology, history, analysis and research methodology, etc.

Electives, 30 credits

Social construction of knowledge; gender and development; public policy and equality; etc.

Dissertation, 30 credits


Master´s students are permitted to go on exchange for one semester. Students may go on exchange as early as their second semester but may earn no more than 30 credits at another university. The dissertation cannot be substituted.

Career opportunities

The Master of Arts in Gender Studies leads to a number of opportunities both in Switzerland and abroad in:

  • Labour and training research
  • Public policies on equality
  • Human resources in business
  • Vocational training and career counselling
  • Journalism and publishing
  • Management of equality projects in businesses
  • NGOs
  • Associations
  • Administration


Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences: Uni Mail, 40 bd du Pont-d´Arve, 1211 Genève

Student affairs:

T. +41 (0)22 379 80 14/16/17/18/19


Academic advisor:

Ms Christiane Antoniades

T. +41 (0)22 379 80 07


Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline February: for all graduates of foreign universities, April: for all graduates of Swiss universities/colleges
Tuition fee
  • EUR 700 Year (Non-EEA)
  • EUR 700 Year (EEA)
500 CHF / semester During the online application process, applicants with a foreign degree will be charged an administrative fee of 65 CHF, to be deducted from the first-semester tuition fees.
Start date
Credits (ECTS) 90 ECTS

1.5 years: 3 semesters (max. 5semesters)

Duration full-time 12 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time

Course Content

  • Labour and training research
  • Public policies on equality
  • Human resources in business
  • Vocational training and career counselling
  • Journalism and publishing
  • Management of equality projects in businesses
  • NGOs
  • Associations
  • Administration

English Language Requirements

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A Bachelor in Social Sciences or a Bachelor upon approval by the scientific committee, or an equivalent degree in another field, upon completion of 30-60 credits of supplementary courses.

Level of French required

Eliminatory general test for non-Francophones, with the exception of the following cases:

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

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