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Gender Studies degrees in New Zealand

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Study a Gender Studies degree in New Zealand in 2024

Gender studies as an academic field looks at gender identity and the representation of different genders. Historically, gender studies has been referred to as women's studies and encompassed topics such as feminism and politics. But over the years, the field has evolved to overlap with other areas, like queer studies and men's studies, and is now inclusive of more people and genders.

There are several career paths associated with a degree in gender studies. These include psychology, healthcare, human resources and public and private sector work, among others.

Your degree will be delivered through a mixture of modes. These could include lectures, seminars and group projects. Modules you study might include:

  • Religion and gender
  • Gender and sexuality
  • Feminism
  • Gender identity

Study in New Zealand

New Zealand would be an excellent choice for any international student looking to study abroad. With a diverse and extremely friendly population, students from all over the world would feel welcomed, and find it easy to integrate into their local student community. New Zealand's higher education system has a reputation for encouraging students to think for themselves and participate in cutting edge research projects. As an international student in New Zealand, you will have access to 8 highly ranked universities, all ranked in the top 500 of the QS World University rankings.

See our detailed guide to studying in New Zealand for international students.

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