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    Gender Studies (0314TA250011)

    Faculty: Faculty of Humanities
    Study programme: Gender Studies (N0314A250011)
    Form of study: full-time
    Type of study: Master's (post-Bachelor)
    Language of instruction: English
    Standard length of study: 2 years
    Application type: Online, Paper

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      Application submission date: 28.02.2023
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      Gender Studies at the Faculty of Humanities at Charles University (FHS UK) offers the opportunity for a systematic and interdisciplinary academic study of theoretical and methodological tools for researching and exploring gender issues in historical perspective, with a consideration of cultural and ethnic aspects of any given topic. Gender studies applies intersectional and interdisciplinary perspectives on gender as one of the basic principles organizing human society and culture. Gender studies focus on analysis of historical as well as contemporary manifestations of gender order, influence of feminist and queer theories and methods in science and research and other aspects of gender order; they also probe the relationship between gender and other categories of social differentiation and stratification such as race/ethnicity, social status, age, sexuality, and/or disability.
      One of the specific strengths and an internationally recognized expertize of the gender studies program at the Faculty of Humanities is the emphasis put on analysis and reflection of post-socialist experiences and reflections of gender structuring of the late-socialist Czechoslovak society, and “East European” societies in general.
      The English M.A. program in Gender Studies at FHS UK is open to university students from all over the world. The acceptance procedure is not restricted to students from the European Union and European countries but is open to students from other countries and continents as well. FHS UK in Prague is a non-discriminatory and fair university and applicants of all nationalities, ethnicities, cultural and social backgrounds, ages and genders are welcome.

      The study program is carried out without specialization.
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      1) By March 15, 2023, the applicant must submit a motivation letter (500 - 700 words), proof of English competency at B2 level or higher, a structured CV, and an academic paper in English. The paper must be no less than 15 pages in length and adhere to standards of academic writing. The paper can be the applicant's bachelor’s thesis or its summary, an article published in an academic journal, or any other academic text.
      In the required materials, applicants are asked to demonstrate their academic abilities, knowledge and skills for the study of the field on a graduate level. The application materials will be evaluated and scored by an interdisciplinary selection committee. Applicants can reach a maximum of 10 points. The acceptance threshold will be decided by the Dean in the context of the admission numbers and the faculty's available capacity.

      2) The admission requirements also include submitting a copy of the applicant’s Bachelor’s or Master’s diploma. The deadline for admitted applicants to submit a copy of their Bachelor's or Master's diploma and diploma supplement is September 30, 2023. Applicants who won't get a recognition of their foreign diploma until the end of September are allowed to complete the recognition process no later than October 22, 2023.
      Those applicants who graduated outside the Czech Republic are required to provide recognition of their foreign diploma. The applicant submits one of the following documents: a document obtained in accordance with sections 89 and 90 of the Higher Education Act proving general recognition of a foreign higher education in the Czech Republic (so-called general "nostrification"); or a foreign document concerning foreign higher education if it is deemed automatically equivalent in the Czech Republic in accordance with its international agreements without any further administrative procedures (a higher education diploma and diploma supplement from Slovakia, Poland, Hungary, or Slovenia); or a foreign document concerning foreign higher education to be assessed by the Faculty (for a fee of CZK 880). More information on this requirement is available on the Faculty of Humanities website: The applicant shall pay the recognition fee when they file a request for recognition of foreign education by the Faculty of Humanities.
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      Admission to Master's studies is conditioned by completed secondary education confirmed by a school-leaving certificate. Admission to Post-Bachelor studies (Master's programme) is likewise conditioned by completed education in any type of study programme.

      Verification method: other form
      Confirmation date (of entrance exam) from: 01.11.2022 Until: 15.03.2023
      Alternative date (of entrance exam): 16.03.2023 Until: 30.06.2023
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      M.A. Program in Gender Studies is specifically conceptualized in a way so that the students of this field obtain knowledge and skills and deepen their understanding of gender constructions and principles functioning in society. The students should be able to critically and in complex ways evaluate the roles and meanings of these constructions in the overall organization of society. Furthermore, they should be able to assess and analyze the consequences of the gender roles, constructions and stereotypes for both contemporary and historical position of women and men in society. The goal of the program is to familiarize the students with gender analysis in diverse academic fields and practical areas of social life in order to get them ready for professional careers in a wide range of professional fields, including state administration, social policy, social and medical care, social and legal work, education and academic work.
      Graduates of the M.A. program in Gender Studies will find their careers in state and non-governmental organizations, especially in national and international institutions and organizations concerned with social questions, family matters, domestic and public violence, human rights and equal opportunities, development of civil society, sustainable development, labour law, and others. In their work, individual, teamwork or leading roles, in roles of mediators of conflict resolution, in research, education, planning, applying methods of social change they will be able to inspire advanced gender sensibility and use applied gender analysis with gender differentiated attitudes. They will be able to contribute to so-called "gender mainstreaming", i.e. to the integration of gender differentiated attitudes and principles to the fundamental social-political and cultural structures of the society. They will be able to develop and cultivate principles and environment of social justice in wide sense of the term, support gender balance, equality and human and civil rights to difference and gender and sexual autonomy. Graduates of the program will also be able to find their careers in theoretical and pedagogical teams in academia and thus contribute to the development and broadening of gender studies on an interdisciplinary level, in both research and teaching.
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      Tuition [EUR] / per period: 3000 EUR / year