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Comparative Women's Studies in Culture and Politics

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Language of education
Dutch, English
12 months
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Netherlands Government
Type of institution
Research University

Program description

In Comparative Women's Studies you acquire a firm grounding in the (inter)national infrastructure of institutions in the area of ethnicity and gender, to be applied in a professional context.

This is a highly interdisciplinary and comparative MA programme in the fields of gender, culture and politics. The emphasis is on comparative insights (at both national and international levels) into the functioning of gender and ethnicity. Special attention will be paid to the political and policy aspects of cultural developments. Students following this programme will acquire knowledge about the methodologies and theory of Women's and Gender Studies. This knowledge will enable them to critically assess research findings in this field. They will also study the interaction between gender and ethnicity. What measures have been taken, in the past and the present, to prevent discrimination in these areas? And what roles have been played by international organisations and institutions, both commercial and not-for-profit?

Students will also learn to use new media and ICT skills to present their knowledge to experts and non-experts. Graduates of this programme will have a good knowledge of the national and international infrastructure of institutions in the fields of ethnicity and gender. They will then be able to apply this knowledge to good effect in a professional context.

About Utrecht University

Utrecht University is a top international university that holds a top 100 position in the international university rankings. It offers a broad range of high-quality Dutch- and English-taught programs and courses. The English curriculum consists of Bachelor's and Master’s degree programs, certificate courses, and Summer School courses. In addition, some of the world’s most talented students come to Utrecht University to do their PhD research.

Research has always played a fundamental role in Utrecht University’s degree programs. Course content is closely linked to top-class research. Students are taught in small groups by top researchers and lecturers, mostly experts in their field. Utrecht University is at the forefront of developments in interdisciplinary knowledge. Our research continues to have impact in fields ranging from biochemistry and biophysics to human rights and culture.

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Admission requirements

Language requirements

CAE: B1, CPE: C1, IELTS overall band: 6.5, IELTS writing: 6, TOEFL paper based: 580, TOEFL computer based: 237, TOEFL internet based: 93

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