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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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.

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

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.

*You can find further assessments of the degree programme from its graduates’ perspective in the graduate survey of the master's programme in Gender Studies (in German).

Graduates ...

  • find employment within 2 months after graduation on average.

*You can find further information on career entry and career paths in the tracking of graduates "MA Gender Studies".