Global Gender Studies – Elective profile of International Relations, M.A. | Aalborg University | Aalborg, Denmark
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Global Gender Studies – Elective profile of International Relations

24 months
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The Global Gender Studies – Elective profile of International Relations at  Aalborg University will provide students with knowledge about and insight into the area of gender and global studies and will include discussions of specific cases and case studies in which gender and struggles for equality and social justice can be understood from local, regional and global perspectives.  


Specific emphasis will be placed on the history of gender and equality policies within the fields of development and international relations, on possibilities and limitations of international law and human rights, and on analyses of gender and equality policies in various contexts and parts of the world. 

Students of the Global Gender Studies – Elective profile of International Relations at  Aalborg University will also be introduced to gender perspectives on global governance and global democracy. Global governance signals a particular interest in the management of transnational issues by international organizations, other non-state actors and sovereign states with a particular focus on informal processes and activities of governing. Contemporary challenges to global governance include amongst others democratic problems of legitimacy, authority and accountability as well as trends towards increased nationalism, populism and de-democratization. Gender perspectives upon global governance will here be discussed from 'top-down', 'bottom-up' and transnational perspectives.

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Programme Structure

Learn about: 

  • Gender and equality in a global context
  • Gendered perspectives on global governance 
  • Diversity and marginalization

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Global Gender Studies is an interdisciplinary specialisation. A bachelor’s degree in social sciences or humanities such as history, political science, sociology, migration studies, international studies, human geography, law or anthropology qualifies for admission. 

Tuition Fee

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  • Students from outside EU/EEA are required to pay tuition fees in order to study at Aalborg University. 

Living costs for Aalborg

1075 - 1344 EUR /month
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