Gender Studies, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 18 months
  • English, French (book IELTS)
University rank #60 (ARWU) ,
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

Programme Structure

  • 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

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 18 months
  • Credits
    90 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
    • French
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.


Academic 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 a complementary programme designed by the scientific committee.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    918 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 459 EUR per semester and a duration of 18 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    918 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 459 EUR per semester and a duration of 18 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • Tuition fee is 500 CHF per semester.

Living costs for Genève

1040 - 1140 CHF/month
Living Costs

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