Master of Arts in Critical Gender Studies (MA)

Universität: Central European University Private University


Abschluss: Master of Arts
ECTS: 120

Entry Requirements for the Master’s Programs
MA students do not need to have a prior degree in gender or women’s studies, however, successful applicants tend to have had some exposure to gender as a body of scholarly knowledge and discipline in addition to a sensitivity to its social impact. Applicants should have a genuine interest in developing their knowledge and scholarly perspectives beyond the individual disciplines they have studied at the undergraduate (or Master’s) level.

In addition to meeting the General CEU Admissions Requirements, applicants should submit a 500-word statement of purpose describing:
• their interest in the field of gender studies and in the program of the Department of Gender Studies
• any relevant experience (academic, professional or personal), and the expected significance of their studies at CEU for their future career goals

Semester: 4
Sprache: en
Standort: A-1100 Vienna, Campus Quellenstraße 51-55
Typ: Masterstudium

The MA degree in Critical Gender Studies is designed to educate and train future generations of gender specialists in a variety of fields and professions that address the many gendered political, cultural and social challenges of contemporary society. These fields include education, academic research, social services, non-governmental organizations, policy, social change advocacy, government advising and applied research, journalism, as well as jobs that entail various kinds of artistic production. Gender studies in the two-year program is defined as “critical” Gender Studies, signaling the ways in which students are trained to critically analyze established ideas, systems, and inequalities that decrease the possibilities for women and men to fully reach their human potential. The program offers rigorous training in critical gender analysis, writing, research skills, oral presentations, and internship experience.

The program aims at developing independent and critical thinkers with a broad basic knowledge of gender studies. A comprehensive and interdisciplinary approach to gender is stressed as a key element of social and symbolic order at both local and global levels. In keeping with these goals, the program introduces students to major theoretical and methodological approaches to gender studies from a range of disciplines.