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Study gender studies abroad

An in-depth guide to studying gender studies as an international student.

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Gender studies degrees abroad

Gender studies is a relatively new and exciting academic field that explores how perceptions of gender shape human behavior and societal norms. It’s an inter-disciplinary subject which draws upon ideas and concepts from other fields, like sociology, psychology, anthropology, history, biology, and law.

You’ll examine definitions of gender and examine how they’ve been constructed and sustained across different countries, cultures, and timeframes. You’ll also study the work of different gender theorists and scholars and challenge their findings. You’ll try to understand why gender inequality still exists and what it would take for equity to be achieved.

The way people perceive gender is heavily influenced by their historical and cultural context. By studying abroad, you’ll be exposed to new gender norms and ideals and will see first-hand how they operate in society. This global perspective will help you to become a more critical, insightful, and empathetic thinker.

Gender studies program structure

It’s possible to undertake a bachelor’s gender studies program, but tracking one down can be difficult. If you do find a BA at a university that interests you, you’ll study for a minimum of three years and gain a comprehensive understanding of the subject area.

It’s much more common to study a bachelor’s degree in social sciences or humanities, before enrolling in a master’s or a master of research (MRes) degree in gender studies. An MA will involve more taught classes, whereas and MRes is structured around more independent research.

The highest postgraduate degree you can pursue is a PhD. This is an original research project that can take anywhere between four and seven years to complete.

Teaching and assessment of gender studies programs will vary from university to university, but you can expect to attend lectures, seminars, workshops, and tutorials. You’ll probably need to complete exams, essays, presentations, and group projects.

Gender studies is a flexible degree with plenty of room to choose elective modules that reflect your interests. However, here’s a list of core modules that most programs will cover:

  • Gender theories and approaches
  • Sex, gender, and power
  • Feminism
  • International gender politics
  • Gender and contemporary culture
  • Gender relations
  • Family roles and dynamics
  • Fighting prejudice and discrimination

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Gender studies study abroad programs

Gender studies undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in gender studies

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    Women's and Gender Studies - Gender and Human Development - BA DePaul University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    40,551 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 40,551 USD

    Start date
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    Women’s & Gender Studies - BA William Paterson University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    21,768 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 21,768 USD

    Start date
    January, September
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    Women's and Gender Studies - BA/BSc University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    27,000 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 27,000 USD

    Start date
    January, June, August
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    Gender Studies - BA University of New Brunswick, Canada

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    13,662 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 17,357 CAD

    Start date
    September
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    Humanities & Communication - Ethnic and Gender Studies Concentration - BA California State University, Monterey Bay, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    16,647 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,647 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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Associate in gender studies

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    Social Justice: Gender Studies for Transfer (AA-T) - AA San Jose City College, USA
    • Blended learning

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    8,138 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 8,138 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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Certificate in gender studies

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    Gender Studies - Cert Berkeley City College, USA

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    7,950 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 7,950 USD

    Start date
    August, January, June
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Gender studies graduate programs

Master's in gender studies

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    Women's and Gender Studies - MA DePaul University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    24,320 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 24,320 USD

    Start date
    January, March, September
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    Gender Studies:Intersectionality and Change - MSc Linköping University, Sweden
    • Online

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    18,550 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,550 USD

    Start date
    August
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    Women and Gender Studies - MA Arizona State University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    24,318 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 24,318 USD

    Start date
    August
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    Gender Studies - MA University of Turku, Finland

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    12,143 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 10,000 EUR

    Start date
    September
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    Gender Studies - MLitt/MSc University of Stirling, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    21,784 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,950 GBP

    Start date
    September
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Future gender studies careers

The critical thinking, debating, and communication skills acquired during your studies will be highly attractive to employers across a range of sectors. You’ll have the ambition and drive to make a real difference in today’s world. Here are some of the most popular roles pursued by gender studies graduates:

  • Gender consultant and researcher
  • Counselor
  • Social worker
  • HR manager
  • PR executive
  • Journalist
  • Lawyer
  • Union representative

If you’re finding it tricky to decide on a career path, arrange to speak with your university’s career service. They’ll help you to narrow down your options and source work experience opportunities.