The programme offered me the opportunity to explore fields and topics as cultural analysis, and critical and postcolonial theory. I think this interdisciplinary approach is one of this programme’s strongest points
Evelien Geerts, Alumna Gender and Ethnicity

Gender researchers usually work at universities or research institutes, and it is likely that your first step after completing the Master’s programme will consist of PhD research. Those who complete a Reserach Master in Gender Studies are qualified to apply for a postgraduate or doctoral research programme in the field of women’s, gender, and postcolonial studies.

Gender experts can also work at governmental organisations, NGO's, national and international women's organisations, and cultural institutions. There, your critical approach to sociocultural processes will help to set up policies with attention to processes of in- and exclusion. You can also use your analytical skills in the field of (research) journalism, such as in the arts and media sector.

Academic careers

After successfully completing the Research Master in Gender Studies, you will be able to formulate a research proposal for a PhD project in a specialisation within the field of gender. You will have an overview of the position that your own research plan occupies in the context of international research in women’s, gender, and postcolonial studies.

  • One of our alumni, Evelien Geerts, is a PhD student at the University of California. Under the supervision of Karen Barad, she will be working on the crossroads of feminist theory and philosophy.
  • Another former student, Katharina Karcher is Schröder Research Associate at the University of Cambridge.

Graduates of this programme have started PhD programmes at universities such as:

A PhD candidate receives her PhD at University Hall

Non-academic careers

Graduates of this programme have found jobs in various fields.

One of our alumni for instance works as researcher at Rutgers WPF, an institute for sexuality and sexual health. She researches the health of LGBT’s, information supply on sexuality for LGBT youth, and making the website of Rutgers WPF more inclusive with regard to the topic of sexuality.

After graduating, former students found work at the following companies: