Gender Studies at the University of Lapland
The primary research areas of Gender Studies are education, work and northern life from the perspectives of gender, sexuality and the Arctic sphere. Together with the opportunity to analyse practical issues, we offer you the chance to embark on a theoretical and philosophical adventure to the basic questions of research.
In Gender Studies it is possible to take basic and extended minor studies, advanced studies, master's degree studies and even continue all the way to Doctor of Philosophy. English-speaking students can complete our English-taught minor study module (25 ECTS cr.).
We are active partners in the national Network for Gender Studies HILMA, the Centre for Gender Equality Information, European Atgender network and DeSo – Design Society network.
You are welcome to use the Gender Studies library, which is found in the office of the university lecturer. You can borrow books during the office hour or whenever the teacher is present.
We inform our students of topical issues on our email list, which you can join by sending email to the university lecturer Leena-Maija Rossi: firstname.lastname@example.org.
In Finnish, we offer minor studies at basic, intermediate and advanced level. We also offer an English-taught minor study module of 25 ECTS credits. Please see the courses and teaching schedules in WebOodi. We recommend you start with the introductory course, after which you may proceed flexibly in your studies.
You can also take advantage of the online courses offered by the Network for Gender Studies HILMA.
Master's degree programme
Along with theory and methodology, students explore the topics of academic writing and publishing, equality work and critical teaching in the Master's Degree Programme in Gender Studies. The degree is multidisciplinary, and the curriculum is designed to serve students coming from different scientific fields.
In 2017–2018 there is no intake to the master's degree programme.
You can also take postgraduate studies and earn a PhD in Gender Studies. The postgraduate seminar meets approximately 6–8 times a year. Doctoral candidates are invited to present their studies in the annual research seminar at the Pyhä fell.
You can read more about postgraduate studies on the Graduate School webpages. If you are interested in postgraduate studies in Gender Studies, please get in touch with Professor Päivi Naskali (see below for contact details).
Our primary areas of research
- life in the north and
- mobility and social sustainability from the perspectives of gender, generation, sexuality and the Arctic.
We collaborate with gender studies scholars from all faculties and the Arctic Centre and take part in various research projects and networks.
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