Being able to put the law in a broader context, and to review and criticize it, are important skills for those who want to meet the challenges of working life related to gender equality and equality in general. The Master’s programme gives you knowledge of both law and gender studies. The programme is web based and interdisciplinary, with a strong Nordic profile and is a supplementary education for students as well as providing in-depth knowledge for professionals.
After completing 60 credits, students may, on application, obtain a one-year Degree of Master of Science (Filosofie Magisterexamen). After completing 120 credits, students may, on application, obtain a two-year Degree of Master of Science (Filosofie Masterexamen).
The first and second semesters include four mandatory courses in both Gender Studies and Law:
During the third semester the student can select a profile through elective courses equivalent to 22,5 credits. The third semester also includes a mandatory methods course. During the final semester the students conclude the studies by a Master thesis in Gender Studies or Law equivalent to 30 credits.
Master thesis in Gender Studies or Law 30 credits. (Student who have completed a thesis within the program worth at least 15 credits during the second semester will further complete a thesis worth at least 15 credits during the fourth semester and also take the course Critical Perspectives on Nordic Gender Equalities (CRIQ) 15 credits).
Studying on the programme means that the student actively search for knowledge. The teaching is given through an electronic Learning Management System where the student takes part in lectures and seminars. Individual written assignments are the main form for examination.
The studies are characterized by a high degree of independent and active search for knowledge, and critical scientific analysis. Students who follow the programme have a guaranteed enrolment in all of the programme courses. This is an international programme with students coming from many countries. All teaching is done in English.
The competence that this programme gives can be put to use in work on issues such as gender equality and equal treatment. The positions may be as e.g. administrative staff, strategists, consultants, analysts, trainers, human resource officers, information officers, and also work including implementation, assessment or evaluation of policy or law. Competence in Gender Studies and Law is also central in international work on peace-building, aid and development, human rights, gender equality or equal treatment in regional and national associations, or organizational work.