Central European University (CEU)

Gender Studies, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 10 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    12000
    Tuition (Full programme)
    12000
    Tuition (Full programme)
  • English
    Language
This intensive program is aimed at students with some background in gender studies or a related field. It provides them with expertise in gender theory and scholarship and encourages critical analyses of gender in relation to ethnicity, culture, nation, sexuality, and class. Students pursue interdisciplinary coursework in related fields of the social sciences, humanities, and policy studies. The program culminates in a research thesis on a topic that fits the student’s interests.

About

Department of gender Studies

The department attracts students from a range of disciplines in the social sciences and humanities, and focuses on integrative and comparative approaches to gender studies. Programs aim to critically examine past and present developments related to gender in culture and society. The curriculum in the department emphasizes interdisciplinary scholarship on gender and sexuality, particularly in areas such as nationalism, post/ state socialism, queer theory, science studies, literature and popular culture, transnational connections, social movements, war and memory, and policy and global inequalities.

The MA in Gender Studie program from Central European University (CEU) offers a comprehensive focus of study for students with a first degree in a traditional discipline and some prior knowledge in gender analysis. Students undertake coursework in an interdisciplinary range of mandatory and elective classes that examine gender in symbolic, social and theoretical terms. Coursework is followed by an independent, original research component—a Master's thesis written under the supervision of two faculty members. Fellowships and tuition waivers are available.

Career Path

Graduates find employment as researchers, teachers and experts on gender affairs at universities, governmental organizations, NGOs, and the private sector, or continue their studies at CEU or other academic institutions.

Programme Structure

Courses Include:
  • Foundations of Gender Studies II
  • Academic Writing
  • Academic Writing Part I
  • Academic Writing Part II - Thesis Developments
  • Academic Writing Part II – Thesis Development

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade B): 193

    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score: 570

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score: 88

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

  • General CEU admissions requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree (fouryear bachelor’s for the one-year program)
  • Statement of purpose
  • Some knowledge of gender or feminist scholarship

Tuition Fee Per Full Programme

  • EUR 12000 International
  • EUR 12000 EU/EEA

Generous financial aid packages available

Funding

CEU is committed to attracting talented students and scholars from around the world and provides generous merit-based scholarships available to students from any country. In 2015-2016, 85% of CEU students received financial aid, ranging from tuition awards to full scholarships with stipends and housing

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.