Gender Studies - Culture, Communication, Society

... looks into questions such as ...

  • What is gender?
  • How is gender generated and what are the consequences thereof for the individual and society?
  • How does gender perception change in different cultural, social and historical concepts?
  • How does gender relate to other social categories such as age and provenance?
  • How does social inequality arise?
  • Gender Studies has changed the way I view society. Now, I pay much closer attention.

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Degree programmes


Gender Studies - Culture, Communication, Society, Master 1 subject

What's it all about?

This degree programme is unique, because ...

it offers a joint Gender Studies degree course at both the Ruhr-Universität Bochum and the Karl-Franzens Universität Graz as well as an internationally recognised joint university degree.

It provides the opportunity to specialise in the following fields
  • Theories and Methods of Gender Studies
  • Social Inequality
  • Recent and Modern Gender History
  • Law
  • Cultural Science, Media Science & Literary Studies
  • Gender Mainstreaming & Diversity
  • Theology

Who is suited?

Those who wish to enrol in this degree programme,


  • substantial understanding of theories and methods deployed in the fields of social science, cultural studies and history
  • ideally some understanding of Gender Studies


  • challenging existing concepts and interdisciplinary research and study

struggle though:

  • complex theoretical and methodological texts as well as new and unfamiliar specialist fields
This degree programme is suited for graduates in the following subjects
  • Humanities & Cultural Science
  • Social & Economic Science
  • Law
  • Theology
  • Psychology
Graduates from this degree programme frequently work
  • in the political field
  • in research institutes
  • as consultants and coaches
  • in HR planning and quality development
  • in the media and PR industry

And else?

An internship ...

is mandatory. It is done in the 2nd semester.
Duration: 4 weeks (140 hours)

Studying abroad ...

is mandatory. It is done in the 3rd semester.
Duration: min. 1 semester

Where do I find help?

Academic advisory office

M.A. Maximiliane Brand
Building, Room: GC 04/160
Phone: +49 (0)234 / 32-26646
Website academic advisory office

Contact students

Fachschaft Gender Studies
Building, Room: GB 03/50
Phone: +49 (0)234 / 32-26646
Website Fachschaft


Degree: Master of Arts
  Joint Degree Master's Programme
Start: Winter semester
Duration: 4 semesters
Classroom language: German, English

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