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.

    Debora Rahma, Master's degree read more ...

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
  • 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

Detailed information for international applicants

Bookmark and recommend

Your bookmarks
Studying abroad
Studying abroad

Expanding your horizons and gathering experience while studying abroad.


International Students
International Students

You’ll find lots of tips and information about studying and living in Germany on the following webpages.

mehr lesen...

How to enrol at Ruhr-Universität Bochum

Bild In this video, Leyla shows you how the enrolment process works at Ruhr-Universität Bochum.

Watch video clip