• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
The Gender Studies programme offered by Utrecht University provides you with an interdisciplinary understanding of these tools, as well as advanced analytical skills. You will be trained within an internationally diverse cohort of students and academic staff to become a professionally successful 'agent of change'.

About

How do gender, race, class, sexuality and age contribute to the formation of social identities? What role do ensuing power differences between these factors play in our globalised and mediatised world? What measures have been taken, in the past and the present, in order to prevent discrimination and exclusion? And how do academic, cultural, artistic, journalistic, and policy-making institutions respond to these societal challenges?

Your education in gender studies will combine theoretical knowledge with its practical application in all parts of the programme. You will develop research skills through intensive coursework and participate in an internship that combines your subject matter interests with professional experience. Theory and practice come together in your final thesis project, which serves to synthesise your one-year experience in gender studies at Utrecht University.

After completing the Gender Studies programme offered by Utrecht University, you will be able to develop sustainable perspectives for future research and action, and have the motivation and knowledge to implement these perspectives in emancipation policies, diversity management, social and cultural initiatives, and political activism.

Careers

The insights from gender studies and emancipation research are useful to a growing number of organisations and companies seeking to develop and/or critically reflect upon policies to effectively intervene on behalf of specific target groups and market segments.

Our programme provides connections to an extensive network of national and international contacts and organisations within and outside academia, thus guaranteeing a variety of professional opportunities to our students.

Accreditation

Accredited by the NVAO - Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Research Lab I: Doing Gender
  • Feminist Research Practice 
  • Feminist Toolbox: Theories and Methodologies
  • Research Lab II: Designing Gr
  • Feminist Approaches to Art and Affect
  • Somatechnics: Bodies and Power in a Digital Age
  • Postcolonial Transitions and Transnational Justice
  • Internship Gender Studies 
  • Ma Thesis Gender Studies 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    60 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    93

    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:

    6.5

    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

You will be considered for admission to the Master's programme Gender Studies if you have a Bachelor’s diploma from a Dutch university (or foreign equivalent) and can demonstrate the following knowledge, insight and skills:

  • Knowledge of and insight in genderstudies and its epistemological foundations at Bachelor's level, as shown by having taken at least 30 EC worth of courses in genderstudies and/or postcolonial/ethnicity/cultural studies, with an emphasis on genderstudies.
  • Knowledge of research methods in the field of the humanities and/or social sciences at Bachelor's level.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16596 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16600 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2088 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2083 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • Tuition fees available only for the full time option.

Living costs for Utrecht

  • 900 - 1450 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Scholarships, fellowships, and grants offered by Utrecht University, the Dutch government, and other organisations can help fund your studies at the university. Please note that the scholarship options for programmes starting in February are limited. You can begin your search for funding by reviewing the list below, which contains some of the scholarships and loans available to international students.

  • Utrecht Excellence Scholarships
  • Holland Scholarship
  • Utrecht Sylff Scholarships
  • For outstanding graduates from University College Utrecht and Economics and Business Economics (UU)
  • Canadian student loans
  • Fulbright / NAF
  • US Federal Loans
  • Orange Tulip Scholarship
  • Erasmus+ Master loans

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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