Undergraduate

Gender Studies

Examine thought-provoking issues around gender and sexuality in society today with a major in Gender Studies.
3
Years Full Time

Careers and further study

This course opens up a world of future study pathways and career options.

Career Pathways

Students cultivate skills in critical thinking around gender and sexuality which can be applied to many areas:

  • Community development
  • Human resource management
  • Human rights and equal opportunity
  • Law
  • Media and journalism
  • Policy planning
  • Politics
  • Research
  • Social work
  • Teaching and education
  • Women’s services

Students cultivate skills in critical thinking around gender and sexuality which can be applied to many areas:

  • Community development
  • Human resource management
  • Human rights and equal opportunity
  • Law
  • Media and journalism
  • Policy planning
  • Politics
  • Research
  • Social work
  • Teaching and education
  • Women’s services
This course could lead to these

Career Opportunities

Further Study

This major lays the foundation for further study options at honours and postgraduate level. Gender Studies is interdisciplinary, and so is compatible with a wide range of majors, from all other Arts majors focused on society, through to professional pathways majors in law, business, science or design. An appreciation of gender is relevant to all professional contexts because of the ways in which it shapes working life.

This major lays the foundation for further study options at honours and postgraduate level. Gender Studies is interdisciplinary, and so is compatible with a wide range of majors, from all other Arts majors focused on society, through to professional pathways majors in law, business, science or design. An appreciation of gender is relevant to all professional contexts because of the ways in which it shapes working life.

Fees and scholarships

Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this course. For fee type definitions and further assistance, see the Fee Calculator Help page. You can also search our database for scholarships that are relevant to you or this course
Domestic Fees

Undergraduate – Commonwealth supported students

Course Credit Points
144
Average Annual Fee - 2021
$8,747.06
Typical Fee Range - 2021
$3,950.00 - $14,500.00

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.
International Fees

Undergraduate – onshore students

Annual course fees are calculated based on a standard annual study load of 48 credit points.

Course Credit Points
144
Total Course Fee - 2020
$115,800.00
Total Course Fee - 2021
$120,300.00

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Admission requirements

The University of Western Australia welcomes applications from international and domestic school-leavers. If you’re interested in studying this major, find out the admission details below.

Minimum entry requirements

Below you’ll find a list of admission equivalencies for this course's Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR).

Admission requirements

For applicants with recent secondary education, information on admission criteria is available on our entry standards page.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

English competency

English is the language of instruction and assessment at UWA and you will need to meet the English language requirements of the University to be eligible for a place.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

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Course details

We are in the midst of a new wave of interest in gender, as evidenced through popular cultural phenomena such as #metoo, and public debates and policy challenges about social issues such as political representation, sexual and family violence, transgender rights, or radicalisation. Gender Studies equips you with highly relevant skills and knowledge that can be applied across multiple domains.

About the course

This major traces histories, theories and experiences of gender and its intersections with race, class and sexuality. It explores the everyday practices, institutions and cultural texts of students’ gendered lives, investigates the social and cultural legacies that inform contemporary lived experience, and serves as a reminder of the forms of dominant thinking and dissent on sexuality and identity in the past. 

Gender Studies

Quick details

Status
  • Available
Locations
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Level of study
  • Undergraduate
Course Code
  • MJS-GNWST
Full time/part time duration
  • 3 years (BA);4 years (BPhil [Hons])
Gender Studies
Status
  • Available
Locations
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Level of study
  • Undergraduate
Course Code
  • MJS-GNWST
Full time/part time duration
  • 3 years (BA);4 years (BPhil [Hons])
TISC Codes
Honours Available
  • Yes
Degrees course is available in
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)
GENDER STUDIES

Hear about our major

Course Structure

Our undergraduate degrees offers you a broad range of options allowing you to combine subjects in a way that matches your career goals and personal interests.

Popular combinations

Why study this course?

  • Develop unique skills in social-systems thinking, interdisciplinary collaboration and complex problem solving
  • Cultivate enhanced relational competence
  • Grow improved self-awareness

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You'll learn to

  • demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of feminist thought, its key shifts, major theorists and philosophical movements
  • articulate the complexities of gender as a socially constructed practice situated in time and place, and mediated by other subject positions like race, class, religion, and sexuality
  • contextualise the history of women’s liberation as a social movement, its links to feminist activism as a form of social justice, and the continuing relevance of linking theory to practice
  • draw on feminist methods of research, writing, and thinking about gender
  • utilise a discursive vocabulary to clearly articulate arguments around gender, sexuality, ideology, subjectivity, corporeality, and agency

Your degree options

This major is offered as a degree-specific, or first, major for these degrees. It is also offered as a second major in our other bachelor's degrees.