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Gender Studies (Research)

Universiteit Utrecht

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In this Research Master's programme, you will learn to critically analyse how gender and ethnicity intersect with other social and historical categories.

The programme combines a thorough grounding in the historiography and contemporary state of Gender Studies as a discipline with intensive training in the critical practice of cultural theories and epistemologies from feminist, postcolonial, critical race, and queer perspectives. In a highly interdisciplinary setting and with academic staff and fellow students representing a range of fields from anthropology to literary studies, you will be trained to apply these theories to the analysis of representations of gender in artistic practices, literary texts, political discourses and (new) media and technology. The international and intellectually challenging setting of this programme offers you the opportunity to broaden your horizon and to build an academic and professional network.


2018 Full-time Institutioneel € 12585 / jaar
2018 Full-time Internationaal € 18690 / jaar
2018 Full-time Wettelijk voorgeschreven € 2060 / jaar


The programme includes six compulsory courses, an academic specialisation and a Master's thesis. You begin with a general course that familiarises you with the foundations of the humanities, and five advanced introductions to the field of women's, gender, and postcolonial studies. Then, you can take up to six courses, seminars, or tutorials that will train you for research in a specialised topic or theme. In your second year, you will complete your studies with your thesis.

instruction modes

Seminars; group work; independent study.

job perspective

Gender researchers (or ethnicity researchers) usually work at universities or research institutes, and it is likely that your first step after completing the Master's programme will consist of PhD research. Furthermore, gender experts (or ethnicity experts) can also work at governmental organisations, NGO's, national and international women's organisations, and cultural institutions.


To acquire profound insights into how gender and ethnicity become meaningful in their interaction with other social and historical categories.

sustainable strengthening

There will be a specific answer for each graduate, but generally speaking participation in an international high quality Master programme will increase his or her professional knowledge. Since the employer plays an important role in the application procedure, it is expected that the organisation will benefit from the upgrading of its employee.

Niveau WO
Vorm Full-time
Incompany Nee
Open inschrijving Nee
Doorlooptijd 24 maanden
Type MA (Master of Arts)
Kosten (indicatie) Tussen de €450 en €1350
Titulatuur MA (Master of Arts)
Benodigde taalkennis Engels
Gefinancierd Regering
Afronding Diploma
Credits 120