Social Sciences: Gender, Class, Ethnicity and Sexuality
Course · 15 credits
In this course, we treat some of the major trends and theoretical debates in Gender Studies and work together as a team of teachers and students from difference backgrounds to explore common intellectual interests and feminist questions.
Major Trends and Debates in Gender Studies
One of the challenges and pleasures of Gender Studies is interdisciplinarity. The concept and practice of interdisciplinarity has been discussed, debated and theorized with in Gender Studies since it developed as a research area in the 1970s and new terms have been used including transdisciplinarity, post- disciplinarity and multidisciplinarity. In this course, we treat some of the major trends and theoretical debates in Gender Studies and work together as a team of teachers and students from difference backgrounds to explore common intellectual interests and feminist questions. The different backgrounds of the course participants provide a basis for cooperation and also for looking at issues from variety of social science different perspectives.
Gender and Other Categories of Power
As a student you will be work with the core elements in current feminist theories in dialogue with established academic disciplines. A particular focus will be placed on understanding how gender interrelates to other categories of differences and power such as class, ethnicity and sexuality. You will also explore the historical development of gender theories in relation to the social sciences. You will be introduced to and/ or deepen your knowledge of theories ranging from poststructuralist, material feminist, postcolonial and queer theory, to theories in the field of masculinity. The question of how gender, sexuality, class, race/ethnicity intersect will be addressed. The course will focus on areas of feminist debate such as:
- theorising gender, feminism and social theory
- gender differences and representations of "otherness"
- sexualities, masculinity, reproduction and new family forms
- citizenship, welfare and globalisation
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Requirements and selection
To be admitted to the course, students must have completed 150 credits including a Bachelor's degree project in Development Studies, Gender Studies, Human Geography, Media and Communication Studies, Political Science, Social Anthropology, Social Work, Sociology, and Sociology of Law, or the equivalent.
Oral and written proficiency in English equivalent to English 6/B (advanced) from Swedish upper secondary school is a requirement. International qualifications will be assessed in accordance with national guidelines.
English language requirements
Most of Lund University’s programmes require English Level 6 (unless otherwise stated under 'Entry requirements'). This is the equivalent of an overall IELTS score of 6.5 or a TOEFL score of 90. There are several ways to prove your English language proficiency – check which proof is accepted at the University Admissions in Sweden website. All students must prove they meet English language requirements by the deadline, in order to be considered for admission.
Check if there are any country-specific eligibility rules for you to study Master's studies or Bachelor's studies in Sweden.
Start Autumn Semester 2022
Day-time Lund, full time 100%
29 August 2022 - 30 October 2022
Closed for applications
How to apply
Lund University uses a national application system run by University Admissions in Sweden. It is only possible to apply during the application periods.
Step 1: Apply online
- Check that you meet the entry requirements of the programme or course you are interested in (refer to the section above on this webpage).
- Start your application – go to the University Admissions in Sweden website where you create an account and select programmes/courses during the application period.
Visit the University Admissions in Sweden website
- Rank your programme/course choices in order of preference and submit them before the application deadline.
Step 2: Submit documents
- Read about how to document your eligibility and how to submit your documents at the University Admissions in Sweden website. Follow any country-specific document rules for Master's studies or Bachelor's studies
Country-specific requirements for Bachelor's studies – universityadmissions.se
Country-specific requirements for Master's studies – universityadmissions.se
- Get all your documents ready:
- official transcripts and high school diploma (Bachelor's applicants)
- official transcripts and degree certificate or proof of expected graduation (Master's applicants)
- passport/ID (all applicants) and
- proof of English proficiency (all applicants).
- Prepare programme-specific documents if stated in the next paragraph on this webpage.
- Upload or send all required documents to University Admissions before the document deadline.
- Pay the application fee (if applicable – refer to the section below on this webpage) before the document deadline.
* Note that the process is different if you are applying as an exchange student or as a part of a cooperation programme (such as Erasmus+).
* If you have studied your entire Bachelor's programme in Sweden and all of your academic credits are in Ladok, you do not have to submit transcripts or your diploma when applying for a Master's programme. However, there may still be other documents you need to submit! See the link below.
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Full programme/course tuition fee: SEK 27 500
First payment: SEK 27 500
Citizens of a country outside of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland are required to pay tuition fees. You pay one instalment of the tuition fee in advance of each semester.
EU/EEA citizens and Switzerland
There are no tuition fees for citizens of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland.
If you are required to pay tuition fees, you are generally also required to pay an application fee of SEK 900 (approximately EUR 100) when you apply at the University Admissions in Sweden website. You pay one application fee regardless of how many programmes or courses you apply to.
*Note that there are no tuition or application fees for exchange students or PhD students, regardless of their nationality.
Scholarships & funding
Lund University Global Scholarship programme
The Lund University Global Scholarship programme is a merit-based and selective scholarship targeted at top academic students from countries outside the EU/EEA.
Swedish Institute Scholarships
The Swedish Institute offers scholarships to international students applying for studies in Sweden at Bachelor's, Master's, PhD and post-doctoral levels.
Country-specific scholarships and funding options
Lund University has agreements with scholarship organisations and funding bodies in different countries, which may allow applicants to apply for funding or scholarships in their home countries for their studies at Lund University.
- Scholarships/funding for students from Indonesia, Mexico, Colombia, Russia and Chile, among other countries
- US student finance
- Canada student finance