Master's in Gender Studies (minor only)
Students are introduced to selected topics in gender studies and acquire substantial knowledge of the theoretical and methodological foundations of gender research. Students learn to study gender as an analytic category in interdisciplinary contexts and to critically examine the gender-related aspects of various social phenomena. The knowledge and skills thus acquired can be applied in various social and scientific fields.
|Number of credits:||Minor 30 ECTS|
|Combination possibilities:||See master's major|
|Duration:||The period of study is in line with the standard duration of study for the master's major|
|Languages:||German (some English)|
|Beginning studies:||Fall or spring semester|
Practical courses (exercises)
3 and 4
Possibly other electives
Credits Master Minor Study program
Individual academic requirements
The following academic qualifications are required for admission to the Master program in Gender Studies (minor):
|a)||Bachelor's degree from a recognized university with a major in at least one of the branches of study listed in Appendix 3 of the study plan.|
|b)||Bachelor's degree with a minor in one of the other branches of study (with special request for admission). Additional requirements may apply. The associated courses will be listed in a diploma supplement.|
Students must consult with the student advisory service at the Interdisciplinary Centre for Gender Studies before they can begin the course of study.
The Bachelor's degree may not be more than ten years old. Exceptions with justifiable reasons are possible.
Along with knowledge of German, sufficient knowledge of French and English may be required in certain courses in order to successfully complete the program.
For questions regarding application and admission, please contact the Admissions Office.
- «Because we have students from all different types of disciplines, the Gender Studies program leads to a lively and exciting exchange of opinions that also includes controversial ideas. Sometimes, we're even forced to rethink established views of the world.»
Susanne Gfeller, Middle Eastern Studies and Gender Studies
- «Discussions and debates related to gender repeatedly come up in school and especially in gym classes. I'm not taking Gender Studies simply because I'm interested in it. I'm also taking it because it will help me prepare for my future line of work.»
Joel Grossen, Sport Science and Gender Studies
- «I'm a political person, so I'm also very interested in finding out how things that happened yesterday can help us build a better tomorrow for everyone. For example, how can we break down structures of discrimination? What are the possibilities for changing things in terms of the way gender is viewed?»
Thomas Leibundgut, History and Gender Studies
- «There are also practical reasons why I'm studying this subject. For example, I like the idea of being able to structure most of my course of study in line with my interests. The relationships between students and teachers are also more personal in a small program.»
Sabina Widmer, History and Gender Studies
- «Recognizing that terms, norms, institutions, and social order only take on their socially accepted, so-called objective meanings after there's been a collective discourse actually has a personal significance for me. That's because the things we look at extend beyond the academic realm and challenge me to question my own role as a scholar and human being in the social environment I exist in.»
Isabelle Schläpfer, Political Science and Gender Studies