Utrecht University

Gender Studies, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    15167
    Tuition (Year)
    2006
    Tuition (Year)
  • English
    Language
The Master’s programme in Gender Studies from Utrecht University provides you with an interdisciplinary understanding of these tools, as well as advanced analytical skills. You will be trained within an internationally diverse cohort of students and academic staff to become a professionally successful 'agent of change'.

About

Become an analytically skilled ‘agent of change’

How do gender, race, class, sexuality and age contribute to the formation of social identities? What role do ensuing power differences between these factors play in our globalised and mediatised world? What measures have been taken, in the past and the present, in order to prevent discrimination and exclusion? And how do academic, cultural, artistic, journalistic, and policy-making institutions respond to these societal challenges?

Emancipation, the recognition of differences, and awareness of intersections of gender with other factors of identity making (class, race, age, sexuality, etc.) are crucial tools in analysing social and cultural relations in today’s postcolonial and post-secular societies.

Theory and practice

Your education will combine theoretical knowledge with its practical application in all parts of the Gender Studies programme from Utrecht University. You will develop research skills through intensive coursework and participate in an internship that combines your subject matter interests with professional experience. Theory and practice come together in your final thesis project, which serves to synthesise your one-year experience in gender studies at Utrecht University.

After completing this one-year programme, you will be able to develop sustainable perspectives for future research and action, and have the motivation and knowledge to implement these perspectives in emancipation policies, diversity management, social and cultural initiatives, and political activism.

Career prospects

The insights from gender studies and emancipation research are useful to a growing number of organisations and companies seeking to develop and/or critically reflect upon policies to effectively intervene on behalf of specific target groups and market segments.

Accreditation

Accredited by the NVAO.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Research Lab: Doing Gender
  • Feminist Research Practice
  • Feminist Toolbox: Theories And Methodologies
  • Feminist Approaches To Art And Affect
  • Somatechnics: Bodies And Power In A Digital Age
  • Postcolonial Transitions And Transnational Justice
  • Internship Gender Studies
  • Education

For more information, please visit the programme website.

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: 93

    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

  • Any Bachelor’s degree, preferably within the Humanities or Social Sciences.
  • Knowledge of and insight in gender studies and its epistemological foundations at Bachelor's level, as shown by having taken at least 30 EC.
  • Knowledge of research methods in the field of the humanities and/or social sciences at Bachelor's level. This can be demonstrated by a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in the Humanities or Social Sciences, but also in further practical activities in the field of gender/women’s studies.
  • Academic and analytic skills: the ability to design, carry out, and report both in writing and orally on research in the field of gender and postcolonial studies.
  • Proof of your proficiency in English (CAE- Level B, CPC- Grade C).

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 15167 International
  • EUR 2006 EU/EEA

Funding

Scholarships, fellowships, and grants offered by Utrecht University, the Dutch government, and other organisations can help fund your studies at the university. Please note that the scholarship options for programmes starting in February are limited.

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