Academic content

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The specialisation in Global Gender Studies consists of:

  • Two semesters of theoretical studies (2x5 ECTS)
  • One internship semester or a study-abroad semester (30 ECTS)
  • The final thesis writing (30 ECTS).

The first two semesters usually consist of theoretical studies at a Master’s programme, such as Development and International Relations or European Studies combined with lectures offered in Global Gender Studies (5 ECTS each semester) aimed at introducing topics in a problem-based and interdisciplinary manner. Through this approach students will be capable of comprehending and analysing gender related issues in a holistic and coherent combination.

At the 3rd semester it is possible for the students to do an internship in a private company, NGO or public organisation with relevance for Global Gender Studies, or they can spend a semester relevant to Global Gender Studies at a university abroad.

At the 4th semester, the students write their Master’s thesis. The topic of the thesis must be relevant for Global Gender Studies.

Guest Lectures

There will regularly be guest lectures by prominent researchers. Previously these have for example included Nina Glick Schiller and James Messerschmidt.

Professor Nina Glick Schiller is the Director of the Cosmopolitan Cultures Institute at the University of Manchester. Her concern has been to explore differences of power within transnational social fields in relationship to the constitution of gender, race, class, status, poverty, the second generation, citizenship, and national identity.

Professor James Messerschmidt, University of Southern Maine, Portland, ME, received his Ph.D. from the Criminology Institute in the Department of Sociology at the University of Stockholm, Sweden. He teaches White-Collar Crime, Gender and Crime, and Political Crime. His research interests focus on the interrelation of gender, race, class, sexuality and crime.

Study Method at AAU - Problem Based Learning

Study Method at AAU - Problem Based Learning

The study method at AAU is called Problem Based Learning (PBL). Together with your fellow students you will work with real life problems by way of problem based project work.

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