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Posted Dec. 18, 2023

Top 10 Gender Studies Masters Degree Courses in the UK & Europe

A Masters in Gender Studies can be an MA, MSc, MPhil or a Masters by Research and this reflects the interdisciplinary approach of Gender Studies.

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*. 

Top 10 Gender Studies masters degrees

Masters in Gender, Violence and Conflict – University of Sussex

Tuition fees: £10,500 per year for home students; £10,500 per year for full-time students from the Channel Islands and Isle of Man students; £21,500 per year for international students. If you study part time over two years, you'll be charged 50% of the equivalent full-time fee in each year of study. Your second-year fee – if you continue your study without a break – will be subject to a 3% increase (subject to rounding).
What you will study: You will learn about the relationships between gender, violence and conflict. Additionally, you'll gain a background in anthropology, international relations, sociology and law.   

MSc in Social Studies of Gender – Lund University

Tuition fees: SEK 250,000 for non-EU/EEA citizens with an application fee of SEK 900.
What you will study: At this university located in Sweden, you will grow in your ability to evaluate and discuss the field's most important theoretical perspectives and research results. You will also grasp an understanding of the connections between gender, class, ethnicity and sexuality. 

Masters in Gender Studies – University of Lincoln

Tuition fees: £8,600 for home students in 2024-25 and £16,400 for international students. 
What you will study: You will learn about the gender issues that occur globally and question popular beliefs about gender. 

Masters in Gender Studies – Charles University 

Tuition fees: €3,000 for full-time students. 
What you will study: At this university located in the Czech Republic, you will explore gender issues from a historical perspective with the inclusion of cultural and ethnic aspects. You will also understand the influence of feminist and queer theories.  

Masters in Transnational Queer Feminist Politics – SOAS University of London

Tuition fees: £12,220 for home students or £25,320 for overseas students (fees are set to rise each year). 
What you will study: This course focuses on gender and sexuality concerning the cultures of Asia, Africa and the Middle East. You'll also gain an understanding of gender and queer theory. 

Masters of Arts in Women’s and Gender Studies (GEMMA) – Central European University

Cost: €12,000 per academic year payable in two €6,000 instalments. 
What you will study: At this university located in Hungary, this program explores women's studies, gender studies and equal opportunities. Furthermore, it will provide students with the opportunity to obtain a double diploma from the home and partner institution acknowledged by all GEMMA members. 

MSc/MLitt Gender Studies (Applied) – University of Stirling 

Tuition fees: £8,000 for students from the UK and Republic of Ireland in 2024/25 or £18,700 for international students. 
What you will study: This program explores the history, context and development of gender, sexuality and identity. The course has been meticulously crafted by specialists who are passionate about gender, feminist and queer issues. 

MLitt in Gender Studies – University of St Andrews 

Tuition fees: £11,680 for home students or £25,880 for international students. 
What you will study: You will learn what gender is and its inclusion within equality and justice. Additionally, you'll gain an understanding of how gender interacts with class, race, ethnicity, sexuality, inequality and power. 

MSc in Conflict, Territories and Identities – Radboud University

Tuition fees: €13,718 for institutional tuition fees EEA or €17,470 for institutional tuition fees non-EEA.
What you will study: At this university located in the Netherlands, you will learn about national and international conflict. You will also gain insights into the practices of organisations like NGOs and the UN. 

Masters by Research in Gender Studies – Utrecht University

Tuition fees: €2,530 per year for Dutch and other EU/EEA students (statutory fee, full-time) 2024-25. Non-EU/EEA students for 2024-25 will need to pay €20,043. 
What you will study: This research-focused masters 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.

* Sources: 1, 2 & 3 

Editor’s note: this blog was originally published in February 2020. The tuition fees have been updated in December 2023 to reflect the latest tuition fees.

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Eletina B. Lungu - Jere Feb. 29, 2020, 2:38 p.m.

Do you offer online/distance learning for Master in gender and development?

Charlotte King March 11, 2020, 6:11 p.m.

Hi Eletina – we are not a university, however there are currently three online PG courses in Gender Studies that I am aware of. Look at this URL for further details >

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