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About gender studies
Gender studies is an exciting interdisciplinary field of inquiry that’s informed by the belief that all social processes and institutions are ‘gendered’. Studies in this area bring innovative theory and research techniques to understanding the ways in which our bodies are sexed, gendered and sexually oriented, how these relate to contemporary and global debates on gender inequality, sexual and reproductive health and rights, and the plurality of sexualities.
Why choose gender studies?
You’ll be introduced to a variety of critical models of analysis – feminist and queer – that’ll assist you in developing a range of problem-solving skills. Your transferable professional skills in gender analysis and ethos of gender equality and social justice will be relevant to professional contexts such as non-governmental organisations, industry and community-based organisations, or civil society movements.
Major Focus by location
This area of study is offered in the following courses or can be taken where you have 8 free electives. To see if you can take this area of study within a double degree select from the course offering below.
Gender studies is an exciting interdisciplinary field that’s informed by the belief that all social processes and institutions are ‘gendered’.
- The public service
- Research organisations
- Social welfare organisations
- Community sector agencies
- International development
- Media, communications and advertising
We encourage you to expand your horizons during your time at Monash by studying at one of our partner universities overseas. An exchange is an ideal way to advance yor skills and immerse yourself in the culture of the country where you are studying.