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Master of Arts in Gender Studies (MA GS)

The purpose of the Master of Arts in Gender Studies programme is to produce scholars who are conversant to address the complex issues related to gender disparities in Tanzania, specifically, and in Africa at large.

The OUT Gender Studies programme thus intends to provide professionals who can engage with the familiar yet challenging subject of how gender structures influence our world.

It is hoped that a scholarly understanding of gender disparities and gender inequalities among officials in the private and governmental sectors as well as in academia would help eradicate gender imbalances through employing well researched and articulated gender mainstreaming initiatives.

The programme will offer students the opportunity to work with scholars and peers who share a focus on gender as a category of analysis.

The main purpose of the Master of Arts in Gender programme is to produce scholars with quality gradate qualifications to address issues of gender disparity, gender discrimination, and gender violence.

In addition, MA in Gender Studies progamme will have the academic ability and the competence to apply the acquired theories, research skills and knowledge to critically evaluate and determine the quality and the validity of any women/gender mainstreaming materials, research, and or project.

The graduands will also have acquired the qualifications for admission into a PHD programme in Women and/or Gender Studies.

Finally, the Gender Studies programme will prepare students for virtually every career, such as journalism, education, International development, community service, social work ,activism, and health, in which consciousness and analysis of gender are useful an often essential.

Programme Summary


Course Initials:  MAGS
Duration:  2 Years
Total Units:
Mode of Deliverence: Blended


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