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Education in Gender and Sexuality

Amsterdam Research Centre for Gender and Sexuality

This page offers an overview of education in gender and sexuality studies at the University of Amsterdam. ARC-GS is committed to fostering a vibrant gender and sexuality research community within the Social Sciences at the UvA, and we understand our mission as a research centre to encompass an educational mission.

This educational mission implies we are committed to gender and sexuality education within the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences. The University of Amsterdam offers different possibilities to study gender and/or sexuality. Students within our Faculty who have an interest in gender and/or sexuality can take a range of courses, both on bachelor as well as master level. These courses and course descriptions can most easily be found by searching for ‘gender’ or ‘sexuality’ in the course catalogue.

Study Programmes

The Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences also offers Gender and Sexuality Studies in the form of a minor within the bachelor and a track within the (Sociology) master, where students can further specialize within the fields of gender and/or sexuality. There is also an introductory as well as a more advanced summer programme. 

Netherlands Research School of Gender Studies

ARG-GS actively participates to the Netherlands Research School of Gender Studies (NOG). The NOG is based at Utrecht University and provides a platform for gender sensitive and postcolonial research. Since 1995, the NOG has offered a highly successful training programme and research environment for postgraduate students, PhD students and senior researchers. The ARC-GS director is part of the board of the NOG and ARC-GS graduate students and PhD candidates participate in NOG events and training programmes. The NOG provides a platform to brainstorm about the future of gender studies in Netherlands. Please find all upcoming educational activities at the NOG here