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Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Gender Studies

This course is available

On-Campus

Level of Study

Bachelor's Degree

Duration

1 year

Next start date

Expected February 2022

Campus

University of Auckland

Summary

Further your study and enhance you career potential with advanced courses and supervised research alongside some of New Zealand’s leading scholars.

Programme overview

After graduating with a BA, you can complete a one-year Bachelor of Arts (Honours) as a qualification in its own right. Alternatively, it can be a pathway to a further year of study in a Master of Arts programme.

The BA(Hons) is an opportunity to extend your understanding of an academic area that you already find intellectually rewarding and personally meaningful. There's also the option of pursuing a subject that's different from your undergraduate major so long as you have the required background.

During your honours year, you can deepen your knowledge in small classes with some of New Zealand’s leading scholars. It's a great opportunity to hone skills that will be an advantage in any career.

Semester Two admission may not be available for some subjects.

Gender Studies

Gender Studies is a rapidly expanding interdisciplinary field of critical inquiry into how gender shapes our lives.

Gender Studies considers topics on women and femininity, men and masculinity, sexuality and gender relations across a wide range of areas, including society, politics, history, arts, education, religion and literature.

You can take courses across multiple disciplines to develop an understanding of how the social and cultural constructions of masculinities and femininities function in human society.

Where can Gender Studies take you?

Understanding the complexity of gender can be useful in a number of careers, including public relations, counselling and mediation, psychology, teaching, public policy, community work, politics, entertainment and more.

Programme structure

120 points
Advanced taught courses (75 or 90 points)
A small research project such as a dissertation (usually 30 or 45 points)
You may be able to include up to 30 points from other subjects
One year full-time
The structure of your programme depends on the subject that you are studying.

Where could this programme take you?

The BA(Hons) can enhance your career potential by taking your transferable skills and specialist knowledge to the next level. You will develop insights and solutions, sharpen your analysis of complex information, and formulate robust arguments. The enduring experience of honours-level study can steer you in many different directions as you prepare for the future world of work.

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Further study options

Master of Arts
Master of Conflict and Terrorism Studies
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