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Gender and Sexuality Studies is a sub-discipline of social sciences that analyses and studies how gender intersects with class, race, ethnicity, disability, and age. It also examines the relationship between gender and sexuality in literary, philosophical, political, and medical discourses.

The course is interdisciplinary and draws from other disciplines like anthropology, sociology, psychology, and ethnic studies. It focuses on the way gender differences are created, diminished, and reinforced in society. Gender and Sexuality Studies courses teach students how gender and sexuality are socially constructed concepts that vary depending on life stages and social settings. They also deal with sensitive issues like sexual preference, feminism, women's rights, fighting prejudice and discrimination.

Gender and Sexuality Studies provides training to examine gender relations and the construction of gender and sexual differences from a global perspective. The course provides knowledge that covers areas like the history of identity production, body politics, religion and gender, environmental politics, and human rights. Students in this field develop skills like critical thinking, decision-making, and effective communication. They are also taught to apply whatever they have learned to real-life situations around the world.


Study level:


Interested candidates can pursue a degree in Gender and Sexuality Studies at different levels. These are:

Bachelor Degree in Gender and Women's Studies
Bachelor of Science in Sexuality, Gender, and Queer Studies
Bachelor of Science in Women's Studies
Bachelor of Arts in Women's and Gender Studies
Bachelor of Arts in Sexuality, Gender, and Queer Studies
Bachelor of Arts in Gender and Diversity
Bachelor of Arts in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies
Pre-Bachelor Degree in Sexual Health Studies
Master of Science in Social Inequalities
Master of Science in Equality Studies
Master Degree in Gender, Society, and Culture
Master of Arts in Gender Studies
Master of Arts in Critical Gender Studies
Master of Arts in Transnational Queer Feminist Politics
Master of Arts in Gender and International Development
Pre-Master Degree in Gender, Sexuality, and Culture
Postgraduate Certificate in Gender, Women's and Sexuality Studies
Postgraduate Certificate in Gender, Race, and Economy
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Gender and Sexuality Studies
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Gender and Women's Studies
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Comparative Gender Studies
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies


The various areas of specialization offered by Gender and Sexuality Studies are:

Equality Studies
Social Research
Women's Studies
Men's Studies
LGBTQ Studies
Inequality: Race, Caste, and Gender
Psychology of Gender
Historical Perspectives on Gender Orientation
Masculinity and Popular Culture

Throwing Caps

Students can choose to specialize in areas like:

Human Sexual and Gender Development Issues
Gender and Law
Sociology of Gender
Anti-Gender Mobilizations and Attacks
Political Violence, War and Gender

Racial, Sexual, Gender and Class Identities and their Intersections
Theories of Gender
Gender Representation in the Media
Sexual Dissidence
Human Sexuality
Gender and Conflict



Graduates of Gender and Sexuality Studies develop the knowledge and skills to work in both the public and private sectors and in various fields like teaching, health and welfare, policy-making, and media, to name a few.


    Some of the popular Gender and Sexuality jobs include:

    Administrator Of Human Services
    Advocate For Victims Of Sexual Violence Or Hate Crimes
    Communications Consultant
    Social Service Director


    Social Worker
    Human Resources Manager
    Human Rights Advocate
    Diversity Officer
    Outreach Worker
    Child and Youth Worker
    Sexuality and Sexual Violence Educator.
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