MSSc Gender Studies - Intersectionality and Change, 120 credits

Gender studies - Intersectionality and Change

The programme focusses on intersectional gender, i.e. gender and its interplay with other social categorisations and power differentials such as ethnicity, class, nationality, sexuality, age, and (dis)ability.

Gender Studies - Intersectionality and Change, Master´s Programme

Autumn 2019, Full-time, Linköping

Gender Studies - Intersectionality and Change, Master´s Programme - Second admission round (open only for Swedish/EU students)

Autumn 2020, Full-time, Linköping

Gender Studies - Intersectionality and Change, Master´s Programme - First and main admission round

Autumn 2020, Full-time, Linköping

The programme is offered as a one‑year option, 60 credits, or a two-year option, 120 credits. This is a full-time programme that gives you 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. You will learn how to actively change, develop and challenge existing norms and structures.

Students taking the programme usually have a wide range of educational and professional backgrounds, for example in sociology, teaching, psychology, political science, and business administration. The programme provides you with knowledge of theories and methodologies in gender studies – intersectionality and change, and enables you to develop the academic skills needed to analyse and to intervene innovatively and professionally in gendered and intersectional processes of transformation in society. A key ambition is to offer opportunities to reflect on and develop an understanding of the links between activism, theory, professional development and career paths.

Online and on-campus gatherings

The programme combines online distance education with intensive mandatory on-campus gatherings. You will interact with your teachers and fellow programme members in a digital classroom. Three mandatory on-campus weeks will be held each year, the first one at the start of the programme. The courses consist of lectures, seminars, workshops, tutorials, supervisions and course assignments, both in the on‑campus classroom and online. In addition to this, you are expected to engage in independent studies. The forms of instruction, which are based primarily on the use of the internet, place greater demands on your own activity than a purely campus-based programme.

Learning environment

The teachers draw on their own research in their teaching, for example on cultural practices and representations, methodological intersectional interventions, knowledge production, postcolonial feminisms, equality work, masculinities, and sexualities. We mix traditional teaching formats with formats that are not found in the conventional academic toolbox. We encourage, for example, written and spoken performances that challenge traditional boundaries between academic and creative writing, speaking and intervening. We encourage you to draw on your own experiences and to contribute to developing the content of seminars. We give you the opportunity to work in tutorial groups; i.e. students are divided into smaller groups that discuss various topics with a tutor. We want you to write reflection journals during some of the courses.

To give you the latest update on current research, we invite you to take part in our seminars at the Unit for Gender Studies, an excellent and internationally renowned milieu for intersectional gender research. This is one of the largest interdisciplinary research and teaching units for intersectional gender studies in the Nordic countries.

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A detailed syllabus, curriculum, and information on the courses you may take can be found in our study information database via the link below. Entry requirements and tuition fees can be found by selecting the show more function at the top of the page. 

Career opportunities
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As a graduate of the master’s programme in Gender Studies – Intersectionality and Change you will be prepared for a career in higher education and research as well as professional work with intersectional gender in organisations, media, communication and politics. This programme can also develop your current career through further training within gender work.

Some examples of jobs of some of our alumni:

  • Tess Consoli, PhD student, University of Massachusetts, Boston,  School for Global Inclusion and Social Development.
  • Saad Khan, Staff Researcher, Institute of Educational Development, Brac University, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Alumni insights
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Stories from the programme
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Current and recently archived blogs from the programme

Maria Kousoula

Gender Studies

Hey Lovely People! My name is Maria and i am studying Gender at Linköping University. I am extremely interested in travelling and promoting Gender Issues. Enjoy!

Sacha Bogaers

Gender Studies

Hello everybody! My name is Sacha, I am from the Netherlands and I came to Linköping to study Gender Studies. I am looking forward to sharing my experiences in Linköping and Sweden. I hope that living here will give me the opportunity to see more of this beautiful country! 

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Research and education of the Unit of Gender Studies put focus on meanings of gender in culture, society, economics, technology, knowledge production, and science from an interdisciplinary perspective. Gender is studied in its intersections with other social categories (ethnicity, sexuality etc.). 

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