Gender Studies

Gender Studies at the Faculty of Humanities at Charles University, Prague offers an opportunity for a systematic and interdisciplinary academic study of theoretical and methodological tools for researching and exploring gender issues in historical perspective, with a consideration of cultural and ethnic aspects of any given topic. Gender studies applies intersectional and interdisciplinary perspectives to gender as one of the basic principles organizing human society and culture.

Gender studies focus on analysis of historical, as well as contemporary manifestations, of gender order; influence of feminist and queer theories and methods in scientific research; they also probe the relationship between gender and other categories of social differentiation and stratification such as race, ethnicity, social status, age, sexuality, disability, and others.

One of the specific strengths and an internationally recognized expertize of the Gender Studies program is the emphasis put on analysis and reflection of post-socialist experiences, gender structuring of the late-socialist Czechoslovak society, and “East European” societies in general.

The English Master's program in Gender Studies is open to university students from all over the world. The admission procedure is not restricted to students from the European Union and European countries but is open to students from other countries and continents as well. The Faculty of Humanities is a non-discriminatory and fair university and applicants of all nationalities, ethnicities, cultural and social backgrounds, ages and genders are welcome.

Application Deadline

April 30, 2020

Tuition Fee:

2000€ / year

Lenght of Study

2 years (max. 5)

Form of Study


Application Form

Available Here

Admission Application

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis with a final deadline of April 30. The application form is available here, on our Admissions portal.

Admission Requirements

  1. Submit a motivation letter, structured CV (curriculum vitae) and an academic paper in English before the application deadline.

    • The paper should be no less than 15 pages in length and prove your knowledge, skills and talent for study in the program for which you are applying. The paper can be your defended bachelor’s thesis or its summary, an article published in an academic journal, or any new essay that you choose to represent you and your academic knowledge.

      Please note that all the required documents must be attached as files in your online application (My applications → Attachments/Progress → Upload an attachment to my application – Attachment type → Upload file).

  2. Submit a notarized copy of your Bachelor's diploma. If you graduated outside the Czech Republic, then you must submit an officially recognized/nostrified document validating your foreign education. More information on the process of recognition and nostrification can be found here.

An admission exam is not required.

Please note: The recognition/nostrification process can take a long time (1-3 months) and its successful completion is a necessary component of the formal admission into the program. You will receive an official acceptance letter from the university only after your foreign degree diploma has been recognized/nostrified in the Czech Republic. Deadline for applicants to submit a notarized copy of their Bachelor's or Master's graduation certificate is September 30, 2020. Please, be aware that the process of recognition/nostrification takes some time - up to 1 month for recognition and up to 3 months for nostrification. When planning your enrollment and studies, keep in mind that you should submit all the relevant documents sufficiently in advance.

Applicants who are unable to get their foreign diploma recognized/nostrified untill the end of September are allowed to submit a copy of their high school diploma along with a copy of a recognition of foreign education no later than October 22, 2020. This is the extended and final deadline for enrollment in the academic year 2020/2021. Please, do not forget that the academic year already starts on October 1, 2020.

If you need to apply for a student visa in order to study in Prague, please, make effort to complete all required steps of the admission process on time (i.e. before October 2020 when the semester starts).

Profile of a Graduate

The Master's Program in Gender Studies is specifically conceptualized in a way so that its students obtain relevant knowledge and skills while deepening their understanding of gender constructions and the main principles functioning in society. Students should be able to critically and complexly evaluate the roles and meanings of these constructions in the overall organization of society. Likewise, they should be able to assess and analyze consequences of gender roles, constructions and stereotypes of both contemporary and historical position of women and men in society. The goal of the program is to familiarize the students with gender analysis in diverse academic fields and practical areas of social life in order to get them ready for professional careers in wide range of professional fields, including state administration, social policy, social and medical care, social and legal work, education and academic work.

Graduates of the Master's program in Gender Studies will find their careers in governmental and non-governmental organizations, especially in national and international institutions and organizations concerned with social questions, family matters, domestic and public violence, human rights and equal opportunities, development of civil society, sustainable development, labour law, and others. The graduates can use their skills as mediators in conflict resolution; they can also grow their careers in academic research and/or education. Through applying methods of social change they will be able to inspire advanced gender sensibility and use applied gender analysis with gender-differentiated attitudes.

Above all, they will be able to contribute to so-called "gender mainstreaming", i.e. to the integration of gender-differentiated attitudes and principles to the fundamental social-political and cultural structures of the society. They will be able to cultivate principles and an environment of social justice, support gender balance, equality, human and civil rights, and sexual autonomy. Graduates of the program will also be able to find their careers in theoretical and pedagogical teams in academia and thus contribute to the development and broadening of gender studies on an interdisciplinary level, in both research and teaching.

Study Plan

Mandatory courses and amount of credit are available via the link. The 2019/2020 study plan is also available on the webpages of the Gender Studies department. Please, keep in mind that the offer of courses is subject to change based on teacher availability, student demand, and other factors.

Further Information

For all information regarding the admission process, please, contact our Student Administration Office at .

For specific queries intended directly for the Department of Gender Studies, please contact:


Department of Gender Studies



+420 220 172 434


José Martího 31, 162 52 Praha 6

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