Gender Studies

Gender Studies examines the social construction of gender and how it shapes our lives.

Subject overview

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, teaching, public policy, community work, politics, entertainment and more.

Career options with an Arts degree

Explore your study options in Gender Studies

How can we create fairer societies in Aotearoa New Zealand?

Consider issues of social justice through Sociology, Criminology, Gender Studies and Māori Studies.