The Master's program in Gender Studies 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 the gender order, the 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 program in Gender Studies at the Faculty of Humanities is open to university students from all over the world. One of the program'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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Registration link and further details: https://fhs.cuni.cz/FHSENG-658.html
Profile of a Graduate
Graduates of the Master's program 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, labor 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 program in Gender Studies is officially recognized and accredited under the Czech Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports.
The History of Feminist Thinking
Feminist Literary Theory and Criticism
Comparative History of Sexuality
Sociology of Medicine and Gender Aspects of Health
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 Program 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 program is open to all students with interest in the field of gender studies and a completed BA-level degree.
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Submit a motivation letter, structured CV, proof of English competency at B2 level or higher, 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.
- Submit a notarized copy of your Bachelor's diploma.
International3000 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 3000 EUR per year during 24 months.
EU/EEA3000 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 3000 EUR per year during 24 months.
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