Gender Studies (Master)

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The master’s programme in Gender Studies at the University of Vienna aims at imparting knowledge of historical and current influences of gender constructions in research and society. Inter- and transdisciplinarity is a fundamental principle of gender studies and enables a transfer of methods and epistemes, as well as the integration of different research cultures and traditions in the entire spectrum of approaches within gender studies.

Master of Arts

Degree Programme Code: 066 808

4 semesters / 120 ECTS credits

Language: German

NO entrance examination



Instruction Language German

Please note that the instruction language of this programme is German. To start the degree programme, you need to hold a certificate of German proficiency on C1 level.

Study Programme

The master’s programme consists of modules on the following subject areas: basics of interdisciplinary gender studies, theories and methods, focusing on topic areas and fields of application. In addition, students have to select an individual specialisation and complete a module on academic research and writing. To successfully complete the programme, students have to write a master’s thesis and pass a master’s examination.

Five Concepts

which you will deal with during your studies (examples):

    • Gender
    • Multiple discrimination
    • Transdisciplinarity
    • Epistemological approaches
    • Intersectionality

       Overview of the programme structure & topics

      Here you find the current offer of courses for this programme to gain better insight into the topics and structure. For more information please click on the respective level.

      After Graduation

      The master’s programme in Gender Studies qualifies students for a career in a wide range of occupational fields such as economics and academic research, public administration, interest groups, social counselling and NGOs, cultural management, media and press. Moreover, they can pursue a career as equal opportunities officers, or work towards establishing gender and diversity management in the public or private sector on a national or international level.

      Graduates' Perspective on the Degree Programme

      Graduate Survey

      The University of Vienna regularly surveys graduates after the completion of their degree programmes about their experience with their degree programme and the university itself. The survey gives you insight into graduates perspectives of their studies from a subject and organizational related point of view.

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      Career Tracking of Graduates

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