The Master of Science in Social Studies of Gender is an interdisciplinary social science master's programme which aims to provide students with the core elements through which current feminist theories, in dialogue with established academic disciplines, have contributed to the understanding of broader social processes. The major objective of the programme is to improve the student’s ability to critically examine, evaluate and discuss the field’s most important theoretical perspectives and research results. With these skills students will be able to formulate and analyse interconnections between theory and practice concerning gender, class, ethnicity and sexuality.
Students will acquire a critical social science approach which prepares them for postgraduate studies as well as professional work in a variety of fields: health, organisational management, development, communication, social policy among others.
The Master of Science in Social Studies of Gender comprises a total of 120 credits (2 years).
The first semester begins with a profile course introducing the students to the main themes and issues of the programme. This is followed by a selection of courses in the theory of sciences and research methods.
The second semester begins with another profile course directly related to the main theme of the programme. Through the profile course students further increase their understanding and knowledge of gender and society through a deeper comprehension of theories and current research.
This is followed, in the second half of the second semester, by courses in the theory of sciences and research methods.
The third semester consists of optional courses to be taken at Lund University or any other recognised university in Sweden or abroad. The courses are chosen after approval of the programme coordinator, and enable students to tailor the programme to suit their particular interests.
During the fourth and last semester students complete the programme with a written thesis, which provides the opportunity to demonstrate mastery of theories, methods and argumentation.
The courses are studied in the following order:
After completing the Master of Science in Social Studies of Gender, the students will acquire a Degree of Master (120 credits) of Science in Social Studies of Gender, with a major in either of the following:
The major is depending on the major in your Bachelor's degree.
Sep 2, 2013 - June 7, 2015
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The January application session is open between October 16 and January
15 for programmes starting the nextcoming fall term. Swedish students
may apply later, between March 15 and April 15.
General entry requirements and criteria of selection
Programme: Gender studies
Future plans: To work for an NGO which is devoted to either gender- or child-related development