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Critical Perspectives on Nordic Gender Equalities

  • Number of credits 15 Credits
  • Level Master’s level
  • Starting Spring Term 2018

About the course

This course deals with gender equality as political ideal and practice in the Nordic region. Taking a historical departure the course will address questions such as: How and when was the issue of gender equality put on the political agenda in the Nordic countries? How is gender equality understood and practiced today? Are Nordic countries still to be conceived as egalitarian? Drawing on various research fields such as poststructuralist feminist theory, postcolonial theory, as well as critical perspectives on class and sexuality, the course will explore the ideal of gender equality from different perspectives. Special emphasis is put on examining the ways in which present day Nordic societies in general and gender equality in particular are marked by processes of eurocentrism, heteronormativity and neoliberalism. 

Application and eligibility

Critical Perspectives on Nordic Gender Equalities, 15 hp

Det finns inga tidigare terminer för kursen Spring Term 2018 Visa tillfällen för efterkommande termin

Starts

Lectures begin on week starting 19 March 2018

Ends

Lectures end during the week of 28 May 2018

Study location

Umeå

Language

English

Type of studies

Daytime, 100%

Required Knowledge

To be admitted to the course applicants must have completed three semesters of full time studies, equivalent to 90 ECTS, of which at least 15 ECTS must be an independent project or four semesters of full time studies equivalent to 120 ECTS.

English proficiency equivalent to English A/5 from Swedish Upper secondary education.

Selection

Academic credits Applicants in some programs at Umeå University have guaranteed admission to this course. The number of places for a single course may therefore be limited.

Application code

UMU-29102

Application

Application deadline was 16 October 2017. Please note: This second application round is intended only for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens. Submit a late application at Universityadmissions.se.

Application and Tuition fees

As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.

Application fee

SEK900

Tuition fee, first instalment

SEK22,500

Total fee

SEK22,500

Starts

Lectures begin on week starting 19 March 2018

Ends

Lectures end during the week of 28 May 2018

Study location

Umeå

Language

English

Type of studies

Daytime, 100%

Required Knowledge

To be admitted to the course applicants must have completed three semesters of full time studies, equivalent to 90 ECTS, of which at least 15 ECTS must be an independent project or four semesters of full time studies equivalent to 120 ECTS.

English proficiency equivalent to English A/5 from Swedish Upper secondary education.

Selection

Academic credits

Application code

UMU-F2910

Application

Application deadline was 15 August 2017. The application period is closed.

Application and Tuition fees

As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.

Application fee

SEK900

Tuition fee, first instalment

SEK22,500

Total fee

SEK22,500

Contact us

Contactperson for the course is: Veronika Lodwika

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Course is given by
Umeå Center for Gender Studies