Master's Degree Programme in Gender Studies

​​Master's Degree Programme in Gender Studies in the University of Turku's Master's portal:

Academic excellence & experience 

The multidisciplinary Master’s degree in gender studies provides you with advanced training in the field of gender studies.  The Programme is aimed at both Finnish and international students with a variety of academic backgrounds and career plans.

It is built around the interdisciplinary study of gender and sexuality, bridging the divide between social sciences and arts and humanities. You will get to address the latest debates, using cutting-edge research from this exciting and growing area of study.

The curriculum incorporates local, cross-cultural and transnational emphases. It will encourage you to develop innovative, intersectional and interdisciplinary ways of expanding knowledge about gender and sexuality in global, local and historical contexts.

The degree engages the wide-ranging and multidisciplinary perspectives associated with gender studies:

  • feminist studies
  • queer studies
  • transgender studies
  • sexuality studies
  • race and ethnicity studies
  • disability studies
  • area and global studies
  • cultural studies
  • postcolonial and transnational studies

Why MDP in Gender Studies?

The Master's degree programme in Gender Studies will give you competences on gender policies and politics. You will also acquire the ability to work independently on central issues related to gender, feminism, gender equality and the production of power and knowledge. These competences include the use of gender as an analytic category and a critical perspective on crucial questions within science, politics, art and culture, and social issues.

Master Details
Degree: Master of Philosophy (UTU), Master of Social Sciences (UTA)
Duration: 2 academic years, 120 ECTS credits
Mode of study: Full-time
Faculty / Department: Faculty of Humanities
Location: Turku, Finland
Language of instruction: English
Tuition fee:  0 e/10 000 e

Start date: August 2017
Application period: 1.12.2016 – 13.1.2017
Contact information:
Taru Leppänen,