Global Gender Studies


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module


The objective of this module is:  

  • To provide students with knowledge on theories, methods and practices within the field of gender and global studies. 

  • To enable students to analyze and discuss key elements of the research field of gender and global studies in relation to empirical cases and reflect on these on a scientific basis. 


The module will provide students with knowledge about and insight into the area of gender and global studies. It will include discussions of specific cases and case studies in which gender, equality and social justice can be understood from local, regional and global perspectives, including in the context of institutions such as the EU and the UN. Emphasis will be placed on the history of gender and equality policies within the fields of development and international relations, on possibilities and limitations of international law and human rights, on the role of gender and diversity in international organizational settings, and on analyses of gender and equality policies in various contexts and parts of the world.  

Learning objectives


  • theories, methods and practices within the field of gender and global studies 

  • key issues and themes within the field of gender and global studies and various approaches to the study of these themes 


  • can apply knowledge within the module’s subject areas to select theories and methods that serve the analytical purpose and at the same time remain critical to these theories and methods 

  • can apply relevant theories and methods of the field to empirical cases 


  • can reflect upon and analyze policies as well as processes and actors within the field of international relations from a gender perspective 

  • can reflect and argue on the basis of scientific knowledge. 

Type of instruction

The course will include lectures, exercises, group work and seminars with student contributions. 



Name of examGlobal Gender Studies
Type of exam
Oral exam
The examination for Global Gender Studies is an internally assessed individual oral examination. The examination will take the form of a conversation between the student and the examiners about a question posed within the syllabus of the module.
Duration of examination: 20 min, including grading and announcement of result.
AssessmentPassed/Not Passed
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleGlobal Gender Studies
Module code2022IR4
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Education ownerMaster of Science (MSc) in Social Sciences in International Relations
Study BoardStudy Board of Politics and Society
DepartmentDepartment of Politics and Society
FacultyFaculty of Social Sciences and Humanities