Topics that can be covered by a Genders Studies masters program include Women's Studies and Sexuality Studies – so it is important to check out the modules of study on offer before selecting your course and university to make sure that your areas of interest are covered.
Here is a selection of 10 of the best Gender Studies Master Degree Courses available to study in the UK and Europe*.
Cost: £14,640 (UK/EU) or £22,608 (International)
What You Will Study: Students at the London School of Economics can focus on the impacts of social policy on gender in either less developed nations or on European nations. Modules include Theorising Gender and Social Policy and Gender and the European Welfare States. The course takes one year with full-time study and two years with part-time study to complete.
Cost: £11,605(UK/EU) or £26,405(International)
What You Will Study: The course has close links with the International Gender Studies Centre and is completed in nine months studying full time. Students undertake original research into issues impacting women and gender from a humanities perspective.
Cost: £14,688 (UK/EU) or £26,208 (International)
What You Will Study: Students complete three modules and a significant research project. The modules are; Gender Theory and Controversy, Gender Studies Research Methodologies, and a Text Seminars Course. The course is completed in nine months studying full time.
Cost: £8,040 total cost (UK/EU) or £18,240 total cost (International)
What You Will Study: This course at the University of York can be studied part-time or full-time taking two or one years to complete respectively. Students approach Gender Studies and Women Studies from the intersection of feminist thought and theory with wider debates in society.
Cost: £8,750 total cost (UK/EU) or £22,850 total cost (International)
What You Will Study: Research projects at the University of Edinburgh can encompass many aspects of Gender and Culture from the Middle Ages to present-day society. Full-time students complete their research in one year and part-time students will take two years.
Cost: £5,210 total cost (UK/EU) or £21,580 total cost (International)
What You Will Study: This masters program at University College London is a research masters and can be used as the first year of a PhD. Research areas can include gender and urban development in the Global South, feminist perspectives on family law and the home, and sexuality, migration and health. Students take one year to complete the MPhil studying full time and two years when studying part-time.
Cost: £9,000 total cost (UK/EU) or £19,300 total cost (International)
What You Will Study: Full-time students at the University of Bristol take one year and part-time students take two years to complete the course. Modules include Feminisms and International Relations, Gender and Development, and Gender and Security.
Cost: £9,500 (UK/EU) or £19,400 (International)
What You Will Study: This full-time course takes one year to study and students can participate in the Gender and Sexuality Research Network. Modules include The Politics of Gender Inequality and Gender, Peace and Security.
Cost: €2,143 for a first Dutch Masters or €14,850 for a second Dutch Masters (EU) / €16,335 (International)
What You Will Study: Students on the MSc in Sociology: Gender, Sexuality and society at the University of Amsterdam in The Netherlands are taught in English and study full time over one year. Modules include Gender, Sexuality, and Culture and Sociological Perspectives.
Cost: €2,143 per year for a first Dutch Masters or €11,464 for a second Dutch Masters (EU) / €17,078 (International)
What You Will Study: This research-focused master's program at the Dutch university takes two years to complete studying full time in English. Students develop insight into different areas of Gender Studies using an interdisciplinary approach.