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 major opens up a world of future study pathways and career opportunities.

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

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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.

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, mature-age applicants and those with previous tertiary study. If you’re interested in studying this major, find out the admission details below.

Admission requirements

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

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.

How to apply

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Course details

Gender Studies is grounded in interdisciplinary methodologies and equips students with the analytical, communication and advocacy skills to foster equity, diversity and inclusion in any context. It also emphasises skills in collaboration, leadership, group dynamics and literacy in screen, print and digital cultures.

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 2020
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 2020
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])
Honours Available
  • Yes
Degrees course is available in
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)
Faculty
  • Humanities

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