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


International Gender Studies, Master 1 subject


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

Detailed information for international applicants

What's it all about?

This degree programme is unique, because ...

​it explores the topic of gender in its interdisciplinary and international diversity (including Turkey, USA, Scandinavia) at the cutting edge and provides for an exciting exchange semester abroad.

It provides the opportunity to specialise in the following fields
  • social inequalities
  • gender history
  • media studies
  • art history
  • cultural and literary studies
  • gender mainstreaming and diversity

Who is suited?

Those who wish to enrol in this degree programme,

... have:

  • in-depth knowledge of social science, cultural studies and/or history theory and methodology, ideally prior knowledge of gender studies.

... enjoy:

  • critical analysis and interdisciplinary research and studying.

... struggle through:

  • complex theoretical and methodological texts as well as new and unfamiliar specialist knowledge.

This degree programme is suited for graduates in the following subjects
  • Humanities and cultural studies
  • Social and economic science
  • Law
  • Theology
  • Psychology or health and nursing science
Graduates from this degree programme frequently work
  • in politics
  • in research
  • in counselling and coaching
  • in media and PR
  • in personnel planning and quality development

And else?

An internship ...

is mandatory. It is done during the degree course.

Studying abroad ...

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

Where do I find help?

Academic advisory office

Maximiliane Brand
Building, Room: GD 1/337
Phone: +49 (0)234 / 32-26646
Website academic advisory office

Contact students

Fachschaft Gender Studies
Building, Room: GD 03/129
Phone: +49 (0)234 / 32-26646
Website Fachschaft