24 months
176 USD/year
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The Institute for Women's Studies offers a course of study leading to a master's degree in Gender and Development Studies at Birzeit University.


The Gender and Development Studies program at Birzeit University aims to expand and deepen knowledge of the theory and concepts of gender and development at the global, regional, and Palestinian levels. It contributes to building capabilities in analysis and critical thinking in order to understand social realities, including the underlying structural obstacles that hinder the integration of women in development, as well as the priorities and needs of national development from a gender-aware perspective. It also aims to develop research skills in order to produce appropriate knowledge that contributes to the development of society based on principles of social justice.

Goals of the Gender and Development Studies program at Birzeit University

  • Promote and develop the field of women and gender studies as a relevant academic and research field at the bachelor’s and master’s levels. The program is based on an interdisciplinary approach that cuts across multiple specializations. It applies gender analysis to multiple disciplines and areas of enquiry, thus developing knowledge and gender analysis across multiple fields of study and specializations across the university.

  • Develop analytical, theoretical, and methodological concepts and tools in the field of gender studies in order to understand and change social reality.

  • Conduct research on gender relations in Palestinian society, including discussing the results of this research through seminars and publications, and contribute to building a knowledge base that deals with social issues in the Palestinian society and that is useful in formulating gender-sensitive policies.

  • Integrate gender analytical tools that are relevant to debates concerning issues of social, cultural, economic, and political transformation, and contribute to formulating a vision for a better society based on the principles of social justice.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Concepts and Issues in Gender and Development
  • Legal Frameworks for Gender, Citizenship and the State
  • Theoretical Approaches to Gender and Development
  • Gender and Economic Relations
  • Qualitative Research Methods for Gender and Development
  • Gender Analaysis and Gender Planning

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




36 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

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  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree in one of the social sciences from a university recognized by Birzeit University.Applicants with a bachelor’s degree in other fields may also be admitted in this program.
  • Applicants must take the English language test specified by the program.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    176 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 176 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    176 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 176 USD per year during 24 months.
  • 125 JD


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