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
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:
Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences: Uni Mail, 40 bd du Pont-d´Arve, 1211 Genève
T. +41 (0)22 379 80 14/16/17/18/19
Ms Christiane Antoniades
T. +41 (0)22 379 80 07
1.5 years: 3 semesters (max. 5semesters)
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:
No work experience is required.
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