Master's Programme: Gender, Culture and Social Change

The Master's Programme Gender, Culture and Social Change treats gender as a hierarchical structural category that is closely connected to categories of race 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, race, 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.



Critical Gender Studies in the Programmes of the Educational Sciences

The range of courses offered in Critical Gender Studies extends across the entire study programme in Educational Science. In the Bachelor's programme Educational Science, lectures are offered in the basic compulsory module as well as proseminars for further in-depth study within the framework of compulsory and elective modules. Separate "Seminars with Bachelor's Thesis on Gender Studies" make it possible to focus on Gender Studies in Educational Science as part of the qualification thesis.

In the Master's programme Educational Science, questions of Critical Gender Studies are explicitly discussed as a cross-sectional subject in the areas of "Inequality and Inclusion in Education, Childhood and Family" as well as "Body Relations in Raising, Education and Culture". Thus, empirical as well as theoretical studies from these areas of Gender Studies in education and Educational Science can be implemented in the Master's thesis.

The Study Programmes of the Department of Educational Sciences offer courses in the field of critical gender studies:

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Cooperation with InterGender

The CGI and the doctoral programme "Gender and Gender Relations in Transformation" are cooperation partners of InterGender, an international network promoting the exchange and training of PhD students in Gender Studies. PhD students of the doctoral programme as well as advanced Master students and PhD students in Gender Studies can participate in the PhD courses of InterGender that are offered in English.

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