Master's Degrees

  • Master's Degree in Gender and Diversity

    General Information

    Teaching Languages:
    1 year (60 ECTS credits)
    Precio orientativo:
    Access Requirements:

    In order to register in an official Master's Degree, it is mandatory to have completed an official degree in Spain or in any higher education institution of a member state of the European Union integrated in the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) that allows students to take a Master's Degree. Students who have obtained their degree outside the EHEA can be admitted as long as the University can verify that these qualifications have a similar level to the corresponding degrees in Spain and they permit graduates to take a Master's Course.

    Since it is an interdisciplinary programme, it is not necessary to have previous knowledge about the different areas that are involved in this course. It is only necessary to have some basic general training, as well as to show dedication and versatility. All knowledge is based on the humanities and social sciences and will be accessible to everyone, no matter their academic or professional background.

    Due to bibliography needs and the fact that some lessons will be taught in English by visiting teachers, it is mandatory to have an intermediate knowledge of this language.

    Attendance required
    Monday to Friday, from 4:00pm to 9:00pm.
    Teaching Center:
    Faculty of Philosophy and Letters of the University of Oviedo

    Professional Opportunities

    This Master's Degree meets the demands of both, research institutions and public administrations as well as NGOs and private companies, and provides a specialized knowledge and training in gender issues. This degree is based on a PhD programme that bears the Quality Award from the National Agency for Quality Assessment from 2005 and has been awarded the "Mención hacia la excelencia" distinction by the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science on 2011.

    This Master's Course in Gender and Diversity offers two approaches, academic and professional, which offer an advanced and systematic training on concepts, theories and analysis methodologies that are relevant to a wide variety of academic disciplines and to the conclusions of feminist research. Both study tracks integrate the analysis of social and cultural transformation marked by migrations and global diversity. The professional study track focuses on applying all that gained knowledge to the labour market, paying special attention to gender equality policies and the European guidelines. All these aspects of the Master's Programme were assessed by the Spanish daily "El Mundo" which decided to include it in its "Top 250 Masters" ranking of Spanish Master's Programmes in 2011.

    Furthermore, this Master gives access to the Erasmus Mundus Master's Degree in Women's and Gender Studies (120 ECTS credits), approved by the European Commission in 2006. The Erasmus Mundus Master's Degree in Women's and Gender Studies (GEMMA) has been the first and only programme in receiving funding from the EU and they both share the first year programme.


    Course content:

    MODULE 1:Compulsory subject (30 ECTS credits)

    • History of feminist thought (4 ECTS)
    • History of feminism and contemporary historiography (6 ECTS)
    • Women and science (4 ECTS)
    • Feminist theory: equality, difference and diversity (6 ECTS)
    • Feminist research methodologies (10 ECTS)

    MODULE 2: Optional subjects (Students must choose 18 ECTS):

    • Literature, national Identity and Gender (6 ECTS)
    • Gender, theory and film-making (6 ECTS)
    • Cultural diversity, diasporas and globalization (6 ECTS)
    • Equal opportunities within the workplace, employment and citizenship (6 ECTS)
    • Violence against women: psychological and social analysis (6 ECTS)
    • Gender and education (6 ECTS)

    MODULE 3: Two approaches (12 ECTS credits each) to choose from:

    • Professional: Internship (6 ECTS) and Master's Thesis (6 ECTS)
    • Academic: Research seminar and Master's Thesis (12 ECTS)
    Detailed Information on the Syllabus:


    • Faculty of Philosophy and Letters
      Campus of Humanities
      C/ Teniente Alfonso Martínez, s/n. 33011 Oviedo
      985 10 49 17 / 985 10 49 18
      985 10 49 59
    • Centro de Investigaciones Feministas (CIFEM) (Center for Feminist Research)
      University of Oviedo
      Campus of Humanities
      Service Building, 2nd Floor
      C/ Teniente Alfonso Martínez, s/n. 33011 Oviedo
      985 10 47 01

    Coordination :

    • Amparo Pedregal Rodríguez
      985 10 44 29 /

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