Minor in Gender Studies

Now you can do a Minor in Gender Studies at UiS. The minor is a 30 ECTS in-depth study programme consisting of three courses that critically engage with contemporary questions about power, (in)equality and discrimination.

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1 year / 2 semesters

ECTS credits



August 1. by Admission to UiS. You need to apply to all 3 courses.

Together, the three courses in the Minor, offers broad knowledge about gender and structural difference in our times.
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About the minor in Gender Studies

The world around us is changing, both in terms of political, social and ecological landscapes. “Minor in Gender Studies” provides analytical tools to understand these global challenges, particularly through questions of inequality and power.  

The minor consists of three courses that provide an introduction to theoretical frameworks and debates central to the field of gender studies. It enables critical analysis of important questions such as equality, citizenship, welfare, migration, racism, climate change, and sustainability. Together, the three courses in the Minor, offers broad knowledge about gender and structural difference in our times. The Minor also provides analytical tools for understanding questions about power, (in)equality and discrimination, both on an individual and societal level.  

The minor is offered by the Centre for Gender Studies.

Courses and admission

Each of the courses in the Minor gives 10 ECTS credits, and you can apply on both bachelor – and masters’ level. The Minor is also open for is international exchange students.

In order to apply for the Minor, please apply to each of the courses in the study programme. It’s also possible to just apply to one or two of the courses offered.

Courses part of the Minor in Gender Studies

  • Autumn term  
  • Language: English  
  • Course coordinator autumn 2024:  Maja Brandt Andreasen 
  • 10 ECTS 
  • The course investigate Nordic from a transnational perspective. We discuss similarities and differences in the Nordic gender equality and welfare models, the ties to welfare politics in gerenal, and contemporary challenges for politics and policy-making.   
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  • Autumn term
  • Language: English  
  • Course coordinator autumn 2024: Lene Myong
  • Part of the Minor in Gender Studies  
  • 10 ECTS
  • The course introduces the concept of intersectionality and how it has been used as a critical analytic to produce knowledge of the ways in which structural inequality and oppression continues to organize human life. 
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