Linköpings universitet
Linköpings universitet



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Master- och magisterprogram Tema Genus Linköpings universitet  

MSSc Gender Studies Intersectionality and Change, 60/120 credits

This is a full-time programme that focuses on intersectional gender, i.e. gender in interplay with other social categorisations and power differentials such as ethnicity, class, nationality, sexuality, age, (dis)ability etc.

The programme gives students the opportunity to explore how processes of social and cultural change can be initiated or sustained by integrating a critical understanding of intersectional gender, by counteracting multiple inequalities and processes of discrimination and by other kinds of transformative work. Students will learn how to act as agents for change, i.e. to actively change, develop and challenge existing norms and structures.

The programme combines online distance education with intensive on-campus seminars. In total, three mandatory on-campus weeks will be held each year, the first one at the start of the programme.

Programme specific requirements

Applicants are expected to have:

a bachelor’s degree with at least 30 credits in gender studies or equivalent qualifications.

Each applicant must enclose a letter of intent written in English, explaining why they want to study this programme, and a summary of their bachelor's essay or project. If applicants hold a degree that does not include a bachelor's essay or project, then their letter of intent should describe previous studies and any other academic activities related to the master's programme.