Gender Theory, 7.5 credits

Academic year 2023/2024

  • Autumn 2023, 50%, Campus

    Start date: 28 August 2023

    End date: 5 November 2023

    Application deadline: 17 April 2023

    Application code: UU-54508 Application

    Language of instruction: English

    Location: Uppsala

    Selection: Higher education credits (maximum 285 credits)

    Registration: 7 August 2023 – 27 August 2023

Entry requirements: A Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university


If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application or tuition fees. Formal exchange students will be exempted from tuition fees, as well as the application fee. Read more about fees.

Application fee: SEK 900

Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 12,500

Tuition fee, total: SEK 12,500

About the course

Since the 1970s, theoretical developments in the field of gender studies have been both extensive and multi-faceted. Departing from feminist theory, this course aims to introduce influential theoretical discussions about sex and gender, examine different understandings of these core concepts, and see how they intersect with other aspects of power and embodiment related to questions of race, sexuality and ability, among others. During the course, a selection of different theoretical perspectives are examined, problematised, and positioned in relation to one another to identify how they diverge and develop over time.

More information


Centre for Gender Research

Villavägen 6 752 36 UPPSALA

Box 527, 751 20 Uppsala

Telephone: 018-471 2276

Cecilia Rodéhn (Bachelor's level)


Telephone: +46 18 471 63 19

Helena Wahlström Henriksson