Gender Studies, M.A. | University of Namibia | Windhoek, Namibia
24 months
1810 USD/year
460 USD/year
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The purpose of the Gender Studies program of University of Namibia is to provide students with cutting edge national and international theoretical and practical expertise in gender and gender-related development matters.


The course is aimed at professional women and men from government, NGOs and the private sector identified as requiring capacity building and vital knowledge skills on gender matters. 

What you'll learn

The Gender Studies program of University of Namibia offers theoretical paradigms, concepts and research techniques for evaluating issues regarding sexual rights and inequalities, power and masculine cultures, investigation of socio-cultural factors impeding gender rights, media and gender, work and gender, women's empowerment and human rights policies, gender and state policy, gender and health, and methodologies of gender and project planning. 

The University of Namibia will be the only tertiary educational institution in Namibia offering the opportunity for high-level professional postgraduate studies in gender, for the successful creation of a body of gender experts in the country. 

The aim is to put in place the human resource capacity for the effective implementation of development policies in all areas relating to women's empowerment, and for establishing the general socio-legal conditions for the sexual and human rights of the citizen.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Theorizing Gender and Sexualities
  • Research, Gender and Feminist Methodologies
  • Gender Diversity and Mainstreaming in Development Policies
  • Gender, Health Equity and Social Justice
  • Gender Work: Local and Global Connections
  • Analyzing Gender and Media

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




258 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.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • To qualify for admission to the MA (Gender Studies) programme by coursework plus thesis, a candidate must be in possession of a relevant honours degree in the field of social science or a postgraduate diploma recognised at NQF level 8 with a minimum average of 65%. This is in line with UNAM Regulations and Guidelines for postgraduate programmes of the Postgraduate Studies Prospectus.
  • Radiological Report
  • Deed of Surety Form
  • Medical Certificate (original)
  • Two (2) Passport size photos
  • Admission letter from UNAM
  • Proof of Registration from UNAM
  • Proof of accommodation in Namibia
  • Completed main application form and visa form
  • Police Clearance from home country (compulsory)
  • Reasons for studying in Namibia (write one paragraph)
  • Proof of medical aid/ insurance (valid and active)*.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1810 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 905 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    460 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 230 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • Namibian students: 3500 N$ per semester
    • Non SADC students: 13800 N$ per semester

Living costs for Windhoek

10175 - 12578 NAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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