Objectives and competences

The interuniversity master's degree in Women, Gender and Citizenship is supported by the Inter-University Women and Gender Studies Institute (iiEDG) and taught by a consortium of eight Catalan universities.
The master's degree in Women, Gender and Citizenship is an interdisciplinary course promoted by the Inter-University Institute of Women's Studies and Gender Research (IIEDG) and taught through a specific agreement between eight Catalan universities: the University of Barcelona (coordinator), the Autonomous University of Barcelona, the University of Girona, the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Rovira i Virgili University, the University of Vic, the University of Lleida, and Pompeu Fabra University.

This is an official, interuniversity master's degree with a total study load of 90 credits and two specializations:

  • Theory, Criticism and Culture
  • Women, Work and Public Policy
     

The degree can be studied as a face-to-face course or as an on-line course. The degree structure, specializations, subject areas and subjects are the same in both options. Students taking the on-line option will work via the Virtual Campus.

The course comprises a compulsory subject area with a study load of 20 credits for each specialization; three optional/common subject areas with a total study load of 35 credits for each specialization; and a final project with a study load of 15 credits.

Basic information

TypeMaster's degree
Faculty or schoolFaculty of Geography and History
Branch of knowledge
  • Gender studies and feminist studies
  • Interdisciplinary
Mode of delivery
  • On line
  • Face-to-face
Credits90
Number of places available30 of face-to-face learning and 30 of distance learning
Length of course2 academic years
Language(s) of instructionCatalan and Spanish
Approximate price per credit27.67 euros per credit (82 euros for students who are not EU nationals and do not currently reside in Spain). Fees for the academic year 2023-2024
CoordinationNURIA PUMAR BELTRAN
Course detailsIndicators
Open pre-enrolmentYes
Open enrolmentNo
Lead to doctoral studiesYes
Admission for applicants not holding a degree qualificationNo
InteruniversityYes
Main universityUniversitat Barcelona
Universities
  • Universitat Barcelona
  • Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
  • Universitat Girona
  • Universitat Vic - Universitat Central de Catalunya
  • Universitat Rovira i Virgili
  • Universitat Pompeu Fabra
  • Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
  • Universitat Lleida
Bridging coursesNo
Specializations
  • Theory, Criticism and Culture (Online)
  • Theory, Criticism and Culture
  • Women, Work and Public Policy

Objectives and competences

Objectives

The general aim of this master's degree is to train researchers and professionals who can incorporate the gender perspective into research, teaching and governance, and thus contribute to promoting equality and improving the well-being of women and men in a fair and equitable society. This twofold aim is reflected in the two specializations offered.
The specialization in Theory, Criticism and Culture trains researchers and professionals capable of integrating a gender perspective into research, teaching and professional practice in all areas of scientific and technical knowledge and in the social and human sciences.
The specialization in Women, Work and Public Policies trains professionals capable of contributing to the design, implementation and evaluation of public policies from a feminist gender perspective, as well as the design, implementation and evaluation of equality plans.

Competences

Upon completion of the master's degree, students will be able to:
  • Display a detailed understanding of the main trends in feminist theory, women's history, and the contribution of various disciplines to the study of the sociocultural configuration of gender and sexuality.
  • Integrate a gender perspective into research and teaching in scientific, social and human disciplines.
  • Integrate a gender perspective into the dissemination of feminist knowledge.
  • Design, implement and evaluate equality plans for public and private institutions and companies.
  • Integrate a gender perspective into the design, implementation and evaluation of public policies.
  • Apply research and intervention strategies and techniques, with a concern for gender.
  • Resolve issues of intercultural mediation, particularly with respect to women's groups.

Access and admission

Applicant profile and access requirements

Recommended applicant profile

  • Holders of bachelor's degrees or equivalent undergraduate degrees and professionals (both men and women) who are interested in learning about the applicability of issues related to gender differences in their discipline or profession.
  • People who want to reflect on and act in institutional, political or professional environments to bring an end to gender discrimination and inequality.
  • People with a particular interest in critical intellectual work on the categories and discourses transmitted by cultural tradition who are concerned with the visibility or study of women's scientific, technical, philosophical and artistic works.
  • People with training in gender studies who now require an official qualification, as a result of the new professional roles shaped by equality legislation.

Access requirements and conditions

General requirements
In accordance with Article 16 of Royal Decree 1393/2007, of 29 October, students wishing to be admitted to a university master's degree must hold one of the following qualifications:

  • Official Spanish university degree.

  • A degree issued by a higher education institution within the European Higher Education Area framework that authorizes the holder to access university master's degree courses in the country of issue.

  • A qualification issued by an institution outside the framework of the European Higher Education Area. In this case, applicants must request homologation of the degree to its equivalent official Spanish university qualification or obtain express approval from the University of Barcelona, which will conduct a study of equivalence to ensure that the degree is of a comparable level to an official Spanish university qualification and that it grants access to university master's degree study in the country of issue. Admission shall not, in any case, imply that prior qualifications have been recognized as equivalent to a Spanish master's degree and does not confer recognition for any purposes other than that of admission to the master's degree course.

Specific requirements
Candidates must have one of the following types of degrees:
  • An official university diploma or other undergraduate degree.
  • An EHEA bachelor's degree, under to the new syllabuses that were introduced in the academic year 2008-2009.

Pre-enrolment

Calendar

16 February'20 June 2024.
Notification of resolutions: 1 July.

Notes:

  • Pre-enrolment fee: A pre-enrolment fee of 30,21 euros is charged. Students who apply to more than one master's degree must pay the fee for each pre-enrolment request. Pre-enrolment requests cannot be processed until this fee has been paid.Fees will only be refunded if the master's degree in question is suspended.
  • Reserved places: A maximum of 5% of the new places of the master's degree are reserved for students who meet the general and specific access requirements and accredit the recognition of a degree of disability equal to or greater than 33%.

Required documentation

  • Pre-enrolment application
  • Photocopy of degree certificate or equivalent qualification. In case of admission, foreign degrees that require so should be translated and authenticated through diplomatic channels before completing the enrolment.
  • Other specific documentation related to the selection criteria

Selection criteria

  • Cumulative grade point average for previous studies, taken from the candidate's transcript (60%).
  • Previous studies and professional experience related to gender issues and equality (15%).
  • Suitability of qualifications obtained prior to the master's degree. Credit will be given for related degrees in the areas of the arts and humanities, social and legal sciences, health sciences, and the degrees of architecture and telecommunication science and technology (10%).
  • Motivation for applying, expressed in a statement of interest (10%).
  • Knowledge of Catalan, Spanish and another foreign language (5%).

The Committee may ask certain candidates to attend a personal interview.

Notification

Accepted applicants must submit original copies of all documents. Documents such as foreign degree qualifications must be legalized via the appropriate channels. See more information.
Pre-enrolment applications that are submitted without the required documentation will not be considered. All documentation must be handed in by the established deadline.

Enrolment

As a general rule, at the UB you will be required to enrol online. Remember that you can lose your place if you do not enrol on the day you have been assigned

Course curriculum

Subjects and course plans

Distribution of credits

Type ECTS
Compulsory 20
Optional 55
Compulsory placements 0
Compulsory final project 15
TOTAL 90

List of subjects

Subject Type Language Credits
Specialization: Theory, Criticism and Culture (Online)
Construction of Bodies Optional 1st semester 5
Corporate Equality Plans Optional 2nd semester 5
Deconstruction of Psychopathology, Gender and Power Optional 1st semester 5
Feminist Analysis of Law Compulsory 1st semester 5
Feminist Analysis of Scientific and Cultural Discourse Optional 2nd semester 5
Feminist Research Methodology Optional 2nd semester 5
Feminist Theory I Compulsory 1st semester 5
Final Project Compulsory 1st semester
2nd semester
15
Gay, Lesbian and Queer Studies Optional 1st semester 5
Health Promotion and Differential Morbidity Optional 1st semester 5
History of Feminism Compulsory 1st semester 5
History of Women Optional 2nd semester 5
History of Work and Gender Optional 1st semester 5
Inequalities, Globalization and Gender Optional 2nd semester 5
Institutional or Company Placement Optional 2nd semester 5
Language, Gender and the Media Optional 1st semester 5
Patriarchal Violence Optional 1st semester 5
Public Policy from a Feminist Perspective Optional 2nd semester 5
Representations of Gender and Sexuality Optional 2nd semester 5
Welfare, Families and Gender Compulsory 1st semester 5
Specialization: Theory, Criticism and Culture
Architecture, Space and Gender Optional 2nd semester 5
Corporate Equality Plans Optional 1st semester 5
Deconstruction of Psychopathology, Gender and Power Optional 2nd semester 5
Feminist Analysis of Law Compulsory 1st semester 5
Feminist Analysis of Scientific and Cultural Discourse Optional 2nd semester 5
Feminist Research Methodology Optional 2nd semester 5
Feminist Theory I Compulsory 1st semester 5
Feminist Theory II Optional 2nd semester 5
Final Project Compulsory 1st semester
2nd semester
15
Gay, Lesbian and Queer Studies Optional 2nd semester 5
Health Promotion and Differential Morbidity Optional 1st semester 5
History of Feminism Compulsory 1st semester 5
History of Labour Relations Optional 2nd semester 5
History of Women Optional 1st semester 5
Inequalities, Globalization and Gender Optional 2nd semester 5
Institutional or Company Placement Optional 2nd semester 5
Language, Gender and the Media Optional 1st semester 5
Patriarchal Violence Optional 2nd semester 5
Public Policy from a Feminist Perspective Optional 2nd semester 5
Representations of Gender and Sexuality Optional 1st semester 5
Welfare, Families and Gender Compulsory 1st semester 5
Specialization: Women, Work and Public Policy
Architecture, Space and Gender Optional 2nd semester 5
Corporate Equality Plans Optional 1st semester 5
Education and Gender in a Changing Society Optional 2nd semester 5
Feminist Analysis of Law Compulsory 1st semester 5
Feminist Economics Optional 1st semester 5
Feminist Research Methodology Optional 2nd semester 5
Feminist Theory I Compulsory 1st semester 5
Feminist Theory II Optional 2nd semester 5
Final Project Compulsory 1st semester
2nd semester
15
Gay, Lesbian and Queer Studies Optional 2nd semester 5
Health Promotion and Differential Morbidity Optional 1st semester 5
History of Feminism Compulsory 1st semester 5
History of Labour Relations Optional 2nd semester 5
Inequalities, Globalization and Gender Optional 2nd semester 5
Institutional or Company Placement Optional 2nd semester 5
Patriarchal Violence Optional 2nd semester 5
Public Policy from a Feminist Perspective Optional 2nd semester 5
Representations of Gender and Sexuality Optional 1st semester 5
Welfare, Families and Gender Compulsory 1st semester 5
Women and Spaces Optional 1st semester 5
Women, Time and Daily Life Optional 2nd semester 5
Specialization: Women, Work and Public Policy
Construction of Bodies Optional 1st semester 5
Corporate Equality Plans Optional 2nd semester 5
Education and Gender in a Changing Society Optional 2nd semester 5
Feminist Analysis of Law Compulsory 1st semester 5
Feminist Economics Optional 1st semester 5
Feminist Research Methodology Optional 2nd semester 5
Feminist Theory I Compulsory 1st semester 5
Final Project Compulsory 1st semester
2nd semester
15
Gay, Lesbian and Queer Studies Optional 1st semester 5
Health Promotion and Differential Morbidity Optional 1st semester 5
History of Feminism Compulsory 1st semester 5
History of Work and Gender Optional 1st semester 5
Inequalities, Globalization and Gender Optional 2nd semester 5
Institutional or Company Placement Optional 2nd semester 5
Patriarchal Violence Optional 1st semester 5
Public Policy from a Feminist Perspective Optional 2nd semester 5
Representations of Gender and Sexuality Optional 2nd semester 5
Welfare, Families and Gender Compulsory 1st semester 5
Women and Spaces Optional 2nd semester 5
Women, Time and Daily Life Optional 1st semester 5

Previous years

Placements

Placements in a company or another type of organization are an integral part of university studies, providing first-hand experience of working methodologies in students' chosen professional fields. They offer invaluable practical experience for the transition into work after graduation.



Placements are supervised by tutors and subject to assessment. They are therefore included in the academic record.  There is also an option to complete non-curricular placements of up to 500 hours, which can be extended to 900 hours. For both curricular and non-curricular placements, an educational cooperation agreement is signed between the UB and the company, institution or other organization at which the placement will be carried out.



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Career opportunities

What can you work on ?

  • Equality officer: an important figure since the approval of new equality legislation, who will soon play a major role in companies, government bodies and associations.
  • Media, NGOs, educational institutions and local and state government.
  • Research and analysis integrating a gender perspective.

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