Feminist and Gender Studies


This Master in Feminist and Gender Studies is aimed at research in social and legal sciences, being its overall objective to offer an interdisciplinary and specialized training.

The Master has 60 credits:

30 credits common core;

18 credits of specialization (a specialty is chosen between two: "Gender, inequalities and social change" and "Anthropology, Gender and Feminism");

12 research credits.

More than forty teachers (woman and man teachers) from the University of the Basque Country UBC/EHU participate in the Master, all of them from eleven university departments and five different centers.

In recent decades very valuable contributions are being made from the so-called Feminist Studies, Gender Studies and/or Women Studies, a scientific field totally consolidated and developed at local, national and international level, covering almost all disciplines and areas of knowledge, with a significant presence in Social Sciences.

The scientific contributions made from Feminist Theory and Criticism are absolutely unavoidable nowadays, at both theoretical-methodological and empirical levels, as they are contributions that not only influence the growth and quality of knowledge in itself but that project on the solution of social problems of great importance, as is the case with all matters relating to social discriminations and inequalities.

The Master has access to doctorate. To make a doctoral thesis you must have a master's degree and 300 credits. View information about PhD at the first page of this website.

Apart from this Master in Feminist and Gender Studies, the offer in postgraduate feminist studies in the UBC/EHU includes: A Professional Master in Equality between Men and Women (own title), specifically aimed at the formation of Equality Agents and located at the Faculty of Law, Campus of Gipuzkoa; and specific subjects and contents in other master and doctoral programs.

Qualification level

This qualification is recognised at level 3 in the Spanish Framework of Higher Education Qualifications (MECES) and corresponds to level 7 of the European Qualifications Framework (EQF), according to Royal Decree 22/2015 of 23rd January 2015 (BOE Spanish Official Gazette 07/02/2015).

This is a research-oriented master that can be considered the previous step to doctorate studies