GEMMA - Master's Degree in Women's and Gender Studies

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  • Duration: 24 months


Description

GEMMA is a joint multinational interdisciplinary programme that provides high quality academic education and professional competencies for personnel working or intending to work in the areas of Women's Studies, Gender Studies and Equal Opportunities across Europe and beyond. It collects our best offer from the humanities, social sciences and health sciences, making it attractive to students worldwide and offering a wide span of options and combinations. GEMMA has been the first Erasmus Mundus Master in Women's and Gender Studies in Europe, taught by a consortium formed by 7 prestigious European universities. From the 6th edition of GEMMA (2012/2014) a US university has been added as full partner and seven other North, Central and South American institutions have associated themselves with GEMMA.

GEMMA´s mission is to form much needed gender experts who will be able to contribute to greater equality between men and women, taking into account the intersections of ethnicity, race, class and sexuality and contributing to citizenship in the broadest sense of the word (see Gender Studies Tuning Brochure www.atgender.eu).

GEMMA is unique in the way it brings together approaches to feminism from all cardinal points in Europe. Created as result of the concerted efforts of several universities working together within ATHENA STN, GEMMA consortium represents the harmonization of seven different institutions from six European countries: University of Granada (coordinator), University of Bologna, Central European University (Budapest), University of Hull, University of Lodz, University of Oviedo and University of Utrecht. GEMMA is thus the fine tuning of North European, South European and Central European higher education institutions where Women’s and Gender studies is one of the main elements in their postgraduate offer. The new presence as full member of Rutgers, State University of New Jersey from the United States, (the very first Women´s Studies centre on a global scale) and the association of 7 other prestigious higher education institutions in America: Universidad de Buenos Aires, Universidad Estatal de Campinas en Sao Paulo, Universidad de Chile, Florida International University, Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.

Master Length: 4 semesters, 2 years full-time (2011-2013) ECTS: 120 (30 per semester)

The programme is divided into four semesters as follows: 1st semester. (30 ECTS). Core Cluster (same at all Consortium institutions). Taken at Home University. Organized around three modules: Feminist History; Feminist Theory; Feminist Methodology. 2nd semester. (30 ECTS). Elective courses to be completed at Home University, specific to each institution. 3rd Semester. (30 ECTS) Elective courses to be completed at the Mobility University, specific to each institution. This is a mandatory mobility period which might Include practical training and intensive summer schools. 4th semester. (30 ECTS). Master’s thesis preparation, submission and defence, at either Home or Mobility university.

Partners

  • UNIVERSITY OF GRANADA, Spain (Co-ordinating institution)
  • UNIVERSITY OF BOLOGNA, Italy
  • CENTRAL EUROPEAN UNIVERSITY, Hungary
  • UNIVERSITY OF HULL, United Kingdom
  • UNIVERSITY OF LODZ, Poland
  • UNIVERSITY OF OVIEDO, Spain
  • UTRECHT UNIVERSITY, the Nederlands
  • RUTGERS, STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW JERSEY, United States

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