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Gender and Global Development: Theory and Practice

Master's level | 15 credits | Course code: GS2231
Spring 2021
100% Day
Period: 25 March 2021 - 6 June 2021
2 Opens 15 September GU-26751
2) Only EU/EEA citizens and students with approved residence permit in Sweden can apply

About the Course

This course provides you with advanced knowledge of gender issues in the context of globalisation, development and ‘global’ social transformation. The course is divided into two interrelated sections. The first section explores gender from different theoretical perspectives. The aim is to read, discuss and analyse work from a range of current feminist researchers (both from the North and South) within the field. Hereby you will develop your ability to use theory to understand gender in relation to development, globalisation, and social transformation. The second part will provide you with the knowledge to critically engage in the practical aspects of ‘doing development’. It will examine a range of gender issues in development planning. The course will provide the skills needed to work in practical development activities and provide for a gender perspective within organisations, policy-making and NGOs.

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Requirements and Selection

Requirements: A completed core course of 15 higher education credits in the second cycle within the field of global studies. Alternatively a completed undergraduate degree in the humanities or social sciences, or the equivalent competence. Language requirements: English 6/English B from Swedish Upper Secondary School or the equivalent level of an internationally recognized test, for example TOEFL, IELTS, or alternatively a bachelor's degree from an education held in English.   

Selection: Selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies.

Tuition Fee

Application fee: 900 SEK
Full course cost: 21 250 SEK
First payment: 21 250 SEK

EU/EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students do not pay fees. More information on:

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