Become an analytically skilled 'agent of change'
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?
Theory and practice
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 at 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.
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.
Accredited by the NVAO - Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders.
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- Research Lab: Doing Gender
- Feminist Research Practice
- Feminist Toolbox: Theories and Methodologies
- Research Lab: Designing Gr
- Feminist Approaches to Art and Affect
- Somatechnics: Bodies and Power in a Digital Age
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- 12 months
- 24 months
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DisciplinesAnthropology Gender & Sexuality Studies Sociology View 20 other Masters in Anthropology in Netherlands
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
This is a selective Master's. 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. This can be demonstrated by a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in the Humanities or Social Sciences, but also in further practical activities in the field of gender/women’s studies.
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International17500 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 17500 EUR per year during 12 months.
EU/EEA2209 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 2209 EUR per year during 12 months.
Living costs for Utrecht
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.