Gender Studies (Master)

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The master’s programme in Gender Studies aims at imparting knowledge of historical and current influences of gender constructions in research and society. Inter- and transdisciplinarity is a fundamental principle of gender studies and enables a transfer of methods and epistemes, as well as the integration of different research cultures and traditions in the entire spectrum of approaches within gender studies.

Master of Arts

Degree Programme Code: 066 808

4 semesters / 120 ECTS credits

Language: German

NO entrance examination


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Data updated on: 28.12.2022

*Click here for further information on statistical data in the field of teaching and learning. (in German)


Instruction Language German

Please note that the instruction language of this programme is German. To start the degree programme, you need to hold a certificate of German proficiency on C1 level.

Admission Procedure

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Study Programme

The master’s programme consists of modules on the following subject areas: Central Topics and Issues and Theoretical Perspectives and Methodological Approaches. In addition, students have to select an individual specialisation and complete a master's module. To successfully complete the programme, students have to write a master’s thesis and pass a master’s examination.

Five Concepts

which you will deal with during your studies:

  • Gender
  • Multiple discrimination
  • Transdisciplinarity
  • Epistemological approaches
  • Intersectionality

... and many more.


 Overview of the programme structure & topics

Here you find the current offer of courses for this programme to gain better insight into the topics and structure. For more information please click on the respective level.

Nach dem Studium

The master’s programme in Gender Studies qualifies students for a career in a wide range of occupational fields such as economics and academic research, public administration, interest groups, social counselling and NGOs, cultural management, media and press. Moreover, they can pursue a career as equal opportunities officers, or work towards establishing gender and diversity management in the public or private sector on a national or international level.

Graduates' Perspective on the Degree Programme

Graduate Survey

The University asks graduates to provide their opinion about the degree programme immediately after graduating. The survey results show how graduates evaluate the degree programme they completed from a subject-specific and organisational perspective.


The graduate survey is an important feedback tool for continuously improving the quality of studies.

Graduates ...

  • say that this degree programme receives the grade: 2.4 (good)
  • rate the level of difficulty as: 3.3 (appropriate)

→ These results are based on feedback from 26 graduates.

*Detailed information about the implementation, analysis and use of the survey as well as further data can be found in the master's programme in Gender Studies graduation survey (in German).

Career Tracking of Graduates

The tracking of graduates provides information about the career paths of the University of Vienna graduates and aims at providing guidance for career entry after graduation (e.g. questions about the duration of job search until first employment after graduation, salary development and sectors that graduates are active in).

3 years after graduation ...

  • 62% of graduates residing in Austria are gainfully employed.
  • graduates earn approx. € 2,998 gross/month.
  • graduates work e.g. in the social work activities sector.

*You can find precise information on implementation, evaluation and use as well as further data for this degree programme in the graduate tracking "MA Gender Studies".