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MA program in Gender studies

Gender studies are an interdisciplinary area in the fields of social sciences and humanities. Its interdisciplinarity mobilizes many approaches: psychological, philosophical, historical, sociological, cultural, communications and others. Gender studies seeks to understand, interpret and offer alternatives to the models of patriarchy and gender asymmetry. It is engaged in achieving bigger gender equality, rather than just a simple interpretation of gender relations. Our study program covers philosophy, sociology, cultural studies, political studies, psychoanalytic theory, poststructuralist theories of identity and semiotics, focusing on structuralism, Marxism and applied social research.

The Institute holds an Erasmus Charter awarded by the European Union listing it among the European Higher Education institutions complying with the principles of the European Higher Education Area and the Erasmus Plus Program. ISSHS is accredited by the Board of Accreditation and Evaluation of the Higher Education of the Republic of Macedonia. It is also a scientific institution certified as such by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Macedonia. Macedonia is fully integrated in the EU Bologna system of the higher education and as an EU candidate country participates in all of the mobility and research schemes offered by the EU Directorate of Education and Culture and the EU Directorate of Research. ISSHS’s documents of accreditation can be found in the Documents section of this website.

Academic title after finishing the study program:

After completing the studies (of 300 ECTS earned in the first and the second cycle of studies) and upon a successful defense of the master thesis, the student will earn an MA degree in gender studies. Requirements for enrollment: Degree (certificate) for completed bachelor studies of 240 ECTS (or four years of study in the first cycle) in the fields of social sciences and humanities.
Terms of enrollment: 4-year undergraduate degree (or acquired 240 ECTS credits) in the field of social sciences and humanities. High grades from BA studies are not required, although can be an advantage.

Costs of study: The price for the study program is 550 Euros in MKD. This amount includes all costs of studying and study materials while the defense of the thesis is paid separately (250 Euros).

ISSHS is accredited by the Board of Accreditation and Evaluation of the Higher Education of the Republic of Macedonia. It is also a scientific institution certified as such by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Macedonia. Macedonia is fully integrated in the EU Bologna system of the higher education and as an EU candidate country participates in all of the mobility and research schemes offered by the EU Directorate of Education and Culture and the EU Directorate of Research. ISSHS’s documents of accreditation can be found in the Documents section of this website.

Contact persons: Risto Aleksovski (risto.aleksovski@isshs.edu.mk), Viktorija Borovska (viktorija.borovska@isshs.edu.mk), Email: info@isshs.edu.mk

Beside the educational activities, the candidates can participate in the research projects of the Institute of Social Sciences and Humanities- Skopje (especially in policy analyses) on themes related to society, culture, politics and gender. The Institute organizes conferences, public debates, symposia and summer schools. Publishing is one of the regular activities of ISSHS.

LIST OF SUBJECTS FOR GENDER STUDIES

European Commission Awards the Erasmus Charter to ISSHS

ERASMUS POLICY STATEMENT

APPLICATION FOR ENROLLMENT