Gender Studies

General information

The Gender Studies department at the Faculty of Social Studies MU specializes in the analysis of the structures and representations of gender, i.e. the socially and culturally produced and reproduced patterns of behavior that are expected from men and women in society. The term "gender" includes socially constructed differences, expectations, stereotypes and specificities in the positioning of men and women. The program specialiszs in the description and study of causes and consequences of gendered social structure. It offers courses in the theories, methodologies and applied sociological foundations of gender, as well as in cultural studies. The program also provides skills for gender mainstreaming as a method of implementing equal opportunities for women and men in the Czech Republic and as an increasingly important priority of the European Union policies and principles.

A successful graduate is able to

  • demonstrate basic competence in the field of scientific methodological and analytical work;
  • master the basic abilities and skills in the field of data collection, data processing, and analysis (content analysis, secondary data analysis, quantitative and qualitative methods);
  • understand the nature, structure and development of the field, its theoretical foundations, and the forms and rules of interpretation;
  • demonstrate basic knowledge about the character and reproduction of social inequalities and power relationships, and about the relationship between the actor and the social structure in various fields.

Graduate employment

Graduates of the Gender Studies Bachelor's program will be able to conduct well-founded analyses, suggestions, and evaluations of gender issues in the areas of, among others, family socialization and structure, education, the labor market, violence against women, and cultural representations of gender. Graduates will be qualified as researchers for the needs of government administration, municipalities, non-governmental organizations, and political and educational institutions. These specialists equipped with gender-sensitive expertise will then be able to enter professions in journalism, international relations, environmental studies, social work and so forth, according to their chosen area in their second subject.

Faculty Faculty of Social Studies
Type of study bachelor's
Mode full-time
Standard length of studies 3 years
Language of instruction czech

Field of study combinations

Field combinations with Gender Studies

Combinations with fields of Faculty of Social Studies

Environmental Studies
European Studies
Media Studies and Journalism
Public Policy and Human Resources
Social Anthropology
Social Work

Combinations with fields of other faculties

Faculty of Arts
English Language and Literature
Film and Audio-Visual Culture Studies
French Language and Literature
Russian Language and Literature
Theory of Interactive Media

Admission Requirements

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Recommended literature

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Evaluation criteria

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