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GEMMA - Master's Degree in Women's and Gender Studies, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #511 (QS) ,
GEMMA is the first Erasmus Mundus Master´s Degree in Women's and Gender Studies in Europe. It is a programme of excellence supported by the European Commission, which first selected it as an Erasmus Mundus Master Course in 2006.


  • In July 2011, GEMMA was once again selected for funding under the prestigious Erasmus Mundus brand and distinguished from amongst 177 submitted project proposals as “a pilot project and model in the field of Women´s Studies and Gender Studies in a European and global perspective”.
  • In July 2011, GEMMA was once again selected for funding under the prestigious Erasmus Mundus brand and distinguished from amongst 177 submitted project proposals as “a pilot project and model in the field of Women´s Studies and Gender Studies in a European and global perspective”. The GEMMA Consortium has recently submitted a new bid to the European Commission and is waiting for the selection results.
  • GEMMA is unique in the way it brings together approaches to feminism from all cardinal points in Europe. Created as a result of the concerted efforts of several universities working together within the ATHENA network, the GEMMA Consortium represents the harmonization of seven different institutions from six European countries: University of Granada (coordinator), University of Bologna, Central European University (Budapest), University of Hull, University of Lód?, University of Oviedo and University of Utrecht. GEMMA is thus the fine tuning of North European, South European and Central European higher education institutions where Women’s and Gender studies is one of the main elements of their postgraduate offer.
  • Since the 6th edition of the programme, the extended GEMMA Consortium also includes eight other North, Central and South American universities which participate as associates partners: Universidad de Buenos Aires (Argentina), Universidad Estatal de Campinas en Sao Paulo (Brazil), Universidad de Chile (Chile), Florida International University (USA), Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic), Universidad Nacional de Colombia (Colombia), Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico), and Rutgers University (USA). And from next academic year, University of Columbia (USA), University of New York (USA), University of Redlands (USA), Cátedra UNESCO de Cultura y Educación para la paz Universidad Técnica Particular de Loja (Ecuador), Cátedra de la Mujer at Universidad de la Habana, Cuba, and the Centre for Women’s Studies in Zagreb (Croatia) join them also as associate partners. These prestigious higher education institutions will participate in GEMMA through an innovative e-learning program in collaboration with the Virtual Training Centre at the University of Granada (CEVUG), enhancing the singularity of this EMJMD in its transatlantic extended consortium.
  • GEMMA also collaborates with women’s studies research and promotion institutions such as Biblioteca Amilcar Cabral (Italy), Associazione Orlando (Italy), Atria, Institute on Gender Equality and Women’s History (the Netherlands) and The Equality Unit at the University of Granada; public administration actors such as Instituto Asturiano de la Mujer (Spain), Diputación de Granada (Spain), Gender Equality and Human Rights Commission of the Legislative Asembly of Emilia Romagna Region (Italy), and Hull City Council (United Kingdom); companies and enterprise associations, such as AIDDA, Associazione Imprenditrici e Donne Dirigenti di Azienda, HERA (Italy), CAN Impresa Donne di Bologna, Espora – Consultoría de Género (Spain); feminist activist organizations and NGO’s, such as Acción en Red (Spain), Hombres por la Igualdad (Spain), Equal Opportunities’ Office of ASC InSieme, Azienda Speciale Interventi Sociali Valli dal Reno Lavino e Samoggia (Italy), and Casco – Office for Art, Design and Theory (the Netherlands); academic and professional networks, such as ATGENDER - The European Association for Gender Research (the Netherlands), Fundación IES Granada (Spain), EWA, European Women’s Audiovisual Network (France), and Inter-America Organization for Higher Education (OUI-IOHE) (Colombia); academic publishers such as Peter Lang AG International Academic Publishers, KRK Ediciones (Spain), Colección Feminae (Spain), Nomadías journal (Chile), Cadernos PAGU journal (Brazil), and Mora journal (Argentina).
  • At the end of their studies, GEMMA students obtain a double degree, issued by the two institutions where they have conducted their studies. The official languages used at the partner universities are Spanish, English and Italian.


In July 2011, GEMMA was once again selected for funding under the prestigious Erasmus Mundus program from amongst 177 competing project proposals as ¨a pilot project and model in the field of Women's Studies and Gender Studies in a European and global perspective.¨GEMMA's academic excellence is recognized and supported by the European Commission, which first selected GEMMA as an Erasmus Mundus Master's Program in 2006.

Programme Structure

GEMMA is a joint interdisciplinary programme that provides high quality academic education and professional competencies for personnel working or intending to work in the areas of Women's Studies, Gender Studies and Equal Opportunities across Europe and beyond. Such a wide span of options and combinations makes the programme attractive to students worldwide. Courses are taught by the most distinguished and highly recognized professors in the fields of research in each one of the departments involved. Summer schools and language courses are on offer for both students and scholars. GEMMA offers added value through its geographically balanced consortium, which makes it possible for students to choose their international mobility route amongst seven participating universities.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
    • Spanish
    • Italian
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    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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Academic Requirements

General Requirements

  • GEMMA is an interdisciplinary programme, and therefore previous education in Women´s and Gender Studies is not a necessary condition for participation.
  • The Selection Committee is formed by GEMMA representatives from all participating universities, specialists in various fields of study. The Committee evaluates applications from any discipline and the assessment carried out includes different merits, such as academic records, motivation, plan of study, past and future professional career plans, and so on.
  • This said, however, previous experience in the field of Women´s and Gender Studies will be considered by the Committee to be an additional merit, which increases the final evaluation score of the candidate.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    5500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5500 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2100 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2100 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Granada

  • 494 - 750 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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


The award of Erasmus Mundus scholarships (2017-2019) is conditional on the GEMMA Master course renewal under the Erasmus+ call EAC/A03/2016. Only if successful in this competitive project call, will GEMMA be able to award any Erasmus Mundus scholarships. The selection results of this call will be announced mid-2017, after which students will be informed whether or not they will receive an EM scholarship.

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