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Master's Degree programme in Gender Studies, MA, MSocSc

University of Turku, Finland

University of Turku

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The award How you will study Study duration Course start Domestic course fees International course fees
MA, MSocScFull-time2 yearsSeptemberfind outEUR 10000 per year

About Master's Degree programme in Gender Studies, MA, MSocSc - at University of Turku

Get advanced and interdisciplinary training in the field of gender studies!

The Master’s Degree Programme in Gender Studies is built around the interdisciplinary study of gender and sexuality, combining social sciences and arts and humanities. This programme is taught at the University of Turku in Finland. 

You will gain competence on gender policies and politics, and acquire the ability to work independently on central issues related to gender, feminism, gender equality, production of power and knowledge.

This Programme is a great option especially for students who wish to pursue a career in

  • national and international research
  • national and international politics
  • equal opportunities policies
  • human rights institutions and organisations in private and public sectors as well as in non-governmental organisations and civil society
  • arts, writing and media careers

Graduates’ knowledge of power relations and social justice issues prepares them for government and jurisprudence positions. Due to the interdisciplinarity of the Programme, the graduates will be well prepared for research career.

Working life connections are realised by inviting visiting lecturers to the courses, for example, from Finnish, Nordic and European governmental and non-governmental organisations.

Students will also be encouraged to complete an internship during the Programme. The internship is optional but can be included in the degree.

The Programme is organised in co-operation with the University of Tampere.

Notes about fees for this course

Free for citizens of EU/EEA countries or Switzerland. For citizens of non-EU/EEA countries €10,000/academic year.

Read more about the tuition fees and scholarships at the University of Turku here here. 

Entry requirements

General Requirement

You are an eligible applicant for Master’s-level studies if

  • you have a nationally recognized first cycle degree – normally a Bachelor’s degree – from an accredited institution of higher education,
  • your degree corresponds to at least 180 ECTS (European credits) or to three years of full-time study,
  • your degree is in a relevant field for the Master’s degree programme that you’re applying to. Please check the programme page for detailed degree requirements.

Language Requirements

Applicants must have excellent English language skills and a certificate that proves those skills. You can indicate your language skills by taking one of the internationally recognized English language tests. 

Applicants must reach the minimum required test results to be considered eligible to the University of Turku. No exceptions will be made. Read more about the language requirements here.

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