Gender Studies

About the subject

Are you interested in the importance of gender for how society is organized? Would you like to know more about how power relations of different kinds are maintained and change over time? Then gender studies is the right thing for you! As a student in gender studies you will learn about the construction of gender, how this changes over time and its effects on the power structures at the core of culture and society.

Gender is an essential part of the fabric of culture and society as well as the personal lives and relations of all human beings. Gender relations change over time and differ between groups and societies. As a student in gender studies you will receive an education on an advanced pedagogical level where there will be numerous opportunities to develop your skills in academic writing. You will learn to analyse political decisions and policy making, as well as the impact of gendered structures in culture and media. Gender studies at Stockholm university is cross-disciplinary, and as a student you will be introduced to methodology and theories from a wide range of academic disciplines and topics. Other important factors in the understanding of the interactions between gender and power, such as class, sexuality, race and age, are also included in the curriculum.

Gender studies at Stockholm university offer a wide array of courses, along a spectrum from the introductory course, through second level and BA- courses, to undergraduate and PhD-studies.

Courses and programmes

Degree

For a bachelor’s degree in Gender Studies you can choose to study individual courses or join one of the bachelor’s programmes listed under Educations within the subject.

The bachelor’s degree in Gender Studies is only offered in Swedish.

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For a master’s degree in Gender Studies you can choose to study individual courses or join one of the master’s programmes listed under Educations within the subject.

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Research