M.A. On Campus

Gender Studies

Charles University

24 months
2000 EUR/year
2000 EUR/year
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The MA programme offers an opportunity for a systematic, interdisciplinary and intersectional study of gender issues from a historical perspective with a consideration of cultural and ethnic aspects of any given topic. The focus is on analysis of manifestations of gender order, influence of feminist and queer theories, relationship between gender and other categories of social differentiation.


The Master's programme in Gender Studies at Charles University applies intersectional and interdisciplinary perspectives to gender as one of the basic principles organizing human society and culture. Gender studies focus on the analysis of historical as well as contemporary manifestations of gender order, influence of feminist/queer theories and methods in science and research and other aspects of the gender order; they also probe the relationship between gender and other categories of social differentiation and stratification such as race/ethnicity, social status, age, sexuality, and/or disability.

One of the specific strengths and internationally recognized expertise of the gender studies program at Charles University is the emphasis put on the analysis of post-socialist experiences and reflections of gender structuring of the late-socialist Czechoslovak society, and Central/East European societies in general.

The MA programme in Gender Studies at the Faculty of Humanities is open to university students from all over the world. One of the programme's benefits is a diverse environment that encourages critical and multiperspective thinking. Our Faculty is a non-discriminatory and fair institution and applicants of all nationalities, ethnicities, cultural, social backgrounds, ages, and genders are welcome.

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Profile of a Graduate

Graduates of the Master's programme in Gender Studies will find their careers in governmental and non-governmental organizations, especially in national and international institutions and organizations concerned with social questions, family matters, domestic and public violence, human rights and equal opportunities, development of civil society, sustainable development, labour law, and others. 

The graduates can use their skills as mediators in conflict resolution; they can also grow their careers in academic research and/or education. Through applying methods of social change they will be able to inspire advanced gender sensibility and use applied gender analysis with gender-differentiated attitudes.


The MA programme in Gender Studies is officially recognized and accredited by the Czech Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports.

Programme Structure

Compulsory Courses:

  • The History of Feminist Thinking

  • Feminist Literary Theory and Criticism

  • Comparative History of Sexuality

  • Intersectionality: Theory and Methods

  • Social Structures and Institutions

  • Politics of Identity: Theory and Criticism

  • Feminist Cultural Studies

  •  Comparative Gender in Global Perspective

  • Social Policy Analysis

  • Gender in Theory and Practice: Applied Gender Theory

...and others. To check out the list of compulsory and elective courses, visit our website. 


Our MA Programme in Gender Studies is specifically conceptualized in a way so that the students of this field obtain knowledge and skills and deepen their understanding of gender constructions and principles functioning in society.  The programme is open to all students with interest in the field of gender studies and a completed BA-level degree.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applications open on November 1st, 2020.




120 ECTS


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

  • Submit a motivation letter, structured CV, and an academic paper in English before the application deadline. 
  • The academic paper should be no less than 15 pages in length and prove your knowledge, skills, and interest in study of the program for which you are applying. 
  • The paper can be your defended bachelor’s thesis or its summary, an article published in an academic journal or any new essay that you choose to represent you and your academic knowledge.
  • Submit a notarized copy of your Bachelor's diploma. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    2000 EUR/year
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    Based on the tuition of 2000 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2000 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Prague

15441 - 26241 CZK /month
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