M.A. Gender Studies

  • On Campus
  • 18 months
  • EUR459 per Semester (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    EUR459 per Semester (EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

  • English, French ( Take IELTS test or Find a course )
| Genève, Switzerland
The Master in Gender Studies proposes a gender-based reading of the social world and its power relations. Social interaction between the sexes is a central aspect of all societies and is therefore a vital research focus for the social and human sciences.



The goal of the Master’s programme is to provide students with the concepts and tools for understanding and analysing current social trends from an interdisciplinary perspective. In line with this objective, students are taught to apply shared concepts, formulate targeted research enquiries to explore gender-related issues, and mobilise the methodologies of various disciplines.

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.

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

  • Research and teaching
  • 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

Detailed Course Facts

Start dates and application deadlines

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Tuition fee
  • EUR459 per semester ( International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

  • EUR459 per semester ( EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

  • Tuition fee is 500 CHF per semester.
Credits (ECTS) 90 ECTS
Duration full-time 18 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

  • Required courses: Gender and history; sociology of gender; methodologies; the labour market; gender and organisations; etc.
  • Electives: Sociologie des problèmes publics; Postcolonial Studies; genre, corps, sciences et biomédecine; migrations transnationales et rapports sociaux de sexe, de race et de classe, etc.
  • Dissertation

English Language Requirements

Take IELTS test


A Bachelor in Social Sciences or a Bachelor upon approval by the scientific committee, or an equivalent degree in another field, upon completion of a complementary programme designed by the scientific committee.

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

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