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Gender and Sexuality

The minor Gender & Sexuality studies power relations based on gender and sexuality from an interdisciplinary social science perspective. It examines how such power is structured and how it shapes social and political life, both in the public and in the private sphere.

For whom?

This minor is interesting for students who like to obtain:

  • knowledge of the key concepts and theoretical debates in gender- and sexuality studies,
  • knowledge of the political, societal and scientific legacies of gender/sexuality-focused activism;
  • basic knowledge of the central methodological debates and challenges in the field;
  • analytical skills to critically study and interpret historical or present day, political and societal problems through gender, sexuality and intersectional lenses,
  • the ability to apply gender, sexuality and/or intersectional lenses in the own major.

Entry requirements

  • The minor is open to students who completed their first year of a Bachelor degree programme at the UvA or another university.
  • Not open to students from universities of applied sciences (HBO). 

The minor programme sarts in September or February.


Information about how to enroll for the minor can be found in the studyguide

Facts & Figures
Credits 30 ECT ECTS, One year
Language of instruction English
Conditions for admission Preliminary training necessary
Starts in February, September