Master's Programme Gender, Culture and Social Change

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The interfaculty Master's programme Gender, Culture and Social Change analyses gender as a hierarchising structural category in close connection with the categories of ethnicity and class in post-national and -colonial constellations. Students acquire interdisciplinary academic and career-oriented competences.


The Master's Programme Gender, Culture and Social Change treats gender as a hierarchical structural category that is closely connected to categories of ethnicity and social class in post-national and post-colonial constellations.

In this interfaculty master's programme, students acquire interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary scientific and vocational abilities that can be applied in both basic and empirical research capacities and in various occupational fields (e.g. education, administration, policy) in many different types of institutions (e.g. national and international organizations, NGOs, non-profit organizations, commercial enterprises).

The programme consists of five mandatory modules in which the theories and history of gender relations are treated in close connection to questions of difference and heterogeneity in migration societies. Furthermore, students complete five of nine elective modules that treat economics, culture and language, ethnicity, media, law, norms and globalization in their gender-specific dimensions and in connection with other social structures. An optional practical training course and the master's thesis complete the programme.

The interdisciplinary Master's in Gender, Culture and Social Change offers a broad spectrum of thematic focuses from different disciplines. The programme consists of five compulsory modules in which theories and history of gender relations are dealt with in close connection with questions of difference and heterogeneity in migration societies.

Furthermore, students take five out of nine elective modules in which the aspects of economy, culture and language, ethnicity, media, law and norms as well as globalisation are dealt with in their gender-specific dimension in intersection with other social structures.

Based on systemic application of the gender perspective, the goal of this master's programme is to acquire skills and competences in difference and diversity, in intercultural questions, and in questions of migration, integration and development policy.

These competences can be applied in educational institutions and in the media, in commercial organizations, in NGOs and non-profit organizations, in public administration, and in international organizations.

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Doctoral Programmes

Relevant PhD/Doctoral Programmes degrees at the School of Social and Political Sciences, the Faculty of Educational Sciences, the Innsbruck University School of Management, the Faculty of Economics and Statistics, the Faculty of Language, Literature and Culture, the Faculty of Philosophy and History and the Faculty of Catholic Theology.

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