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Gender and Sexuality (track)


Gender and sexuality are all around us: from the organisation of sexual desire and kinship to the labour market and political representation, from mobilisations for equal rights to campaigns against sexual harassment, from questions of identity (politics) to new understandings of how lives and bodies are shaped by gender and sexuality. This interdisciplinary track allows you to further explore these issues within your own discipline of Political Science or Sociology. You receive your Master's degree in either Political Science or Sociology.


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Discover the Master's programme and tracks

Gender and Sexuality is offered within two Master's programmes: Political Science and Sociology. Choose to study either Political Science or Sociology and supplement your disciplinary programme with the interdisciplinary field of gender and sexuality studies:

Study programme

The Master's track offers a training in gender and sexuality studies, that is both interdisciplinary (within the Social Sciences) and aligned with the disciplinary degree (Political Science or Sociology) that you are enrolled in. The curriculum combines an interdisciplinary core course for all students and a Master's thesis focused on gender and sexuality within your discipline.  

A social scientific lens on gender and sexuality

Interdisciplinary and flexible programme

Gender and sexuality in a global and transnational context

Small-scale, international programme

Academic staff

The staff teaching is internationally renowned for its research excellence in gender and sexuality. The track is connected to the Chair in Sociology of Gender and Sexuality and coordinated within Political Science, by Conny Roggeband.


You graduate in your chosen discipline, Political Science or Sociology. After graduating in gender and sexuality, you will have career opportunities in:

  • educational organisations
  • (international) governmental and non-governmental organisations
  • consultancy and research firms
  • academic research that require a training in gender, sexuality, and diversity

Is Gender and Sexuality for you?

Are you interested in: 

  1. Understanding processes of in- and exclusion and how structures of power operate?  
  2. Grasping truth claims and putting them in context? 
  3. Studying day-to-day lives and experiences in an ever-changing world?  
  4. Deepening your knowledge about feminist and queer theory and applying this knowledge?  
  5. Critically scrutinising and developing sustainable perspectives in policy and politics, cultural initiatives, and political activism? 

Then Gender and Sexuality might be the track for you!

Facts & Figures
Degree programme MSc Sociology or Political Science
Type Regular study programme
Mode Full-time
Credits 60 ECTS, 12 months
Language of instruction English
Starts in September
CROHO code 66601 or 66606
Location Roeterseiland campus