Official Master's Degree in Women, Gender and Citizenship Studies


The Official Master's Degree in Women, Gender and Citizenship Studies is an interdisciplinary master's qualification promoted by the Inter-University Women and Gender Studies Institute (IIEDG) which has an agreement with eight participating Catalan universities: University of Barcelona (coordinator), Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, University of Girona, UPC Barcelona-Tech, Rovira i Virgili University, University of Vic, University of Lleida and Pompeu Fabra University.

The Master's Degree in Women, Gender and Citizenship Studies was first offered in the 2007/08 academic year and currently includes over 200 students. The team that teaches the master's degree consists of Catalonia's leading academics in women's and gender studies, non-academics with many years of experience in professions related to women and gender, and renowned foreign specialists: EDGC teaching staff
The general aim of this master's degree is to train researchers and professionals in women and gender studies, providing them with a scientifically rigorous basis which they can apply to problems of social interest.

The master's degree has a teaching load of 90 ECTS credits and is designed to be studied over two academic years, with two available modalities: classroom-based learning (40 places) and online (40 places). The first year consists of providing students with a general training in some of the more basic areas of gender study and introducing them to specific subjects according to the specialisation they choose; the second year is dedicated to an in-depth study of their specialisation, including work placements and their final project.

The master's degree is made up of two specialisations: "Theory, Criticism and Culture" and "Women, Work and Public Policy".
The specialization in Theory, Criticism and Culture trains researchers and professionals capable of integrating a gender perspective into research, teaching and professional practice in all areas of scientific and technical knowledge and in the social and human sciences. 
The specialization in Women, Work and Public Policies trains professionals capable of contributing to the design, implementation and evaluation of public policies from a feminist gender perspective, as well as the design, implementation and evaluation of equality plans.

Student profile

Holders of bachelor's degrees or equivalent undergraduate degrees and professionals (both men and women) who are interested in learning about the applicability of issues related to gender differences in their discipline or profession, with the following profiles:
  • People who want to reflect on and act in institutional, political or professional environments to bring an end to gender discrimination and inequality.
  • People with a particular interest in critical intellectual work on the categories and discourses transmitted by cultural tradition who are concerned with the visibility or study of women's scientific, technical, philosophical and artistic works.
  • People with training in gender studies who now require an official qualification, as a result of the new professional roles shaped by equality legislation.

Career options

By the end of the master’s degree, students will be prepared to work in the following professional sectors:  
  • Equality agents, a relevant figure since the passing of several gender equality laws and which in the near future will play an important role in businesses, public administrations and associations.
  • Mass media, NGOs, educational institutions, and regional and national administrations.
  • Research and analysis conducted through a gender perspective, with academic options such as continuing onto a PhD programme and participating in programmes and projects which specifically incorporate this perspective.

Marter's coordination

Master's coordinator: Núria Pumar, Universitat de Barcelona:
Adjunct to coordination: Toni Vives, Universitat de Barcelona:
Coordinating at UAB (comission): Noelia Igareda, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona:


Part-time or full-time: Full-time.
Faculty: Faculty of Law
Other participating universities:

University of Barcelona (coordinator)
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
Rovira i Virgili University
University of Girona
University of Lleida
University of Vic

The classroom-based tuition takes place at the Faculty of Geography and History at the University of Barcelona.

Master's degree website