M.A. Gender Studies

University of Geneva

Application deadline: 28 February 2014 for all graduates of foreign universities (30 April 2014 for all graduates of Swiss universities/colleges)
Tuition fee:
  • € 700 / Year (EEA)
  • € 700 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: September  2015
Credits (ECTS): 90 ECTS
Duration full-time: 12 months
Languages:
  • English
  • French
Location:
Disciplines:
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Part-time, Full-time

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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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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

Mobility

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

Contacts

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

secretariat-etudiants-ses@unige.ch

Academic advisor:

Ms Christiane Antoniades

T. +41 (0)22 379 80 07

Christiane.Antoniades@unige.ch

Contents

Master of Arts in Gender Studies (max. 5 semesters):

* 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

Requirements

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:

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