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Gender, Sex, Bodies: Theories and Debates

  • Number of credits 15 Credits
  • Level Master’s level
  • Study form Web-based (online)
  • Starting Autumn Term 2019

About the course

This is a cross-disciplinary course on biological and constructionist explanatory models for giving meaning to sex, gender and the body. The course is divided into two modules. The first module, Conceptualizing gendered bodies: historical and contemporary understandings and debates (7,5 ECTS) begins by introducing central concepts in relation to historical and contemporary frontiers of debate and knowledge in different fields and disciplines where research debates have been particularly marked. The second module Theoretical and methodological studies (7,5 ECTS) involves an extended focus on theoretical and methodological issues. Active participation by students in seminars is vital to complete course.

Application and eligibility

Gender, Sex, Bodies: Theories and Debates, 15 hp

Det finns inga tidigare terminer för kursen Autumn Term 2019 Det finns inga senare terminer för kursen


2 September 2019


3 November 2019

Study location




Type of studies

Daytime, 100%, Distance

Number of mandatory meetings

No mandatory meetings.

Number of on campus meetings

No on campus meetings.

Required Knowledge

Requierements: 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.


Academic credits

Application code



Application deadline was 15 April 2019. 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


Tuition fee, first instalment


Total fee


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Contact person for the course is:
Veronika Lodwika