Learning outcomes

 The students should have the following qualifications after finishing the master programme in Gender Studies:



The candidate

  • has advanced general knowledge of the gender research field and its central issues
  • has in-depth understanding of a specific topic relating to gender (e.g. feminist ethics, gender and education, gender and ethnicity, gender in history, gender in literature, gender and sexualities, gender and work, gender and welfare etc.)
  • has solid knowledge of gender theories, methodologies and methods of data collection and analysis in gender studies (e.g. empiricist, standpoint and poststructuralist theories, interdisciplinary methodological approaches, text analysis, observation, interviews etc)
  • can apply gender-sensitive perspective on new areas within the academic field
  • has in-depth understanding of feminist critique of science


The candidate

  • can analyse gender issues and place them in a societal and cultural context, as well as in interdisciplinary perspectives
  • can work in an independent, thorough, and critical manner with central issues, research literature, and empirical studies on gender
  • can conduct independent research on issues with a gender perspective
  • understands the need for an adherence to ethical norms, critical assessment of data sources, and limited research objectives in order to give an independent contribution to gender research.

General competence

The candidate

  • can use insight into gender issues and processes in general to analyse specific problems relating to gender
  • sees the connection between the theme and angle of a research project within gender studies and the choice of methodology
  • can communicate and discuss research-based knowledge on gender issues with an advanced level of written and oral proficiency, both with researchers and lay people
  • can contribute to creative interventions that may result in a world with less inequality.
Published June 6, 2012 10:00 AM - Last modified Nov. 30, 2021 3:45 PM