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The Department of Gender Studies was sanctioned by Council in November 2013. Its founding members are Dr Marceline Naudi (Head of Department), Dr JosAnn Cutajar and Prof Brenda Murphy.  Since then we have been joined by Dr Gisella Orsini.

The Department has a clearly defined theoretical position – feminisms, masculinities, Queer Studies, and Post-colonialism – and gender is viewed through these lenses. At its core, intersectionality is paramount and this is played out through engagement across all grounds:

"sex, gender, race, colour, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or  social  origin,  association  with  a national minority, property, birth,  sexual orientation, gender identity,  age,  state  of health, disability, marital  status, migrant  or refugee status, or other status".
(Council of Europe – Istanbul Convention)

Built on three pillars, the Department embraces Teaching, Research and Activism.

  • Master of Gender Studies by Research – next entry October 2020
  • Master of Gender Studies – Taught – next entry October 2020
  • Diploma in Gender, Work and Society - Centre of Labour Studies in collaboration with the Department of Gender Studies
  • Undergraduate study units.

  • post graduate student research
  • own individual research
  • projects e.g. GMMP 
  • collaboration with other national and international bodies


 Community Engagement –

"the collaboration between institutions of higher education and their larger communities (local, regional/state, national, global) for the mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge and resources in a context of partnership and reciprocity".

(Carnegie Foundation)

  • we recognize, respect, and value the knowledge, perspectives, and resources of community partners
  • we serve a public purpose, building the capacity of individuals, groups, and organizations involved to understand and collaboratively address issues of public concern 
  • the benefits accrued for the University, needs to be valorised, better recognised as scholarly work.
Cooperation and Collaboration:
We undertake to forge real cooperation and collaboration across Faculties, Departments, Institutes and Centres, Public Entities and Civil Society.

Study Units Offered as CPD's
GDS5005, GDS5006, GDS5007

Semester 1 2019/0 - Timetable - MGSC

Master of Gender, Society and Culture Time Table Part Time Semester 1 

Time Table Electives offered 2019/20
List of Electives offered to the BA in SWB Studies and General Public

LGBTIQ Research Symposium
Friday 10 May 2019

Public Lecture 10 April 2019
Dr Mary C Murphy

University of Malta Scholarships

Scholarships for postgraduate and doctoral studies offered by The University of Malta 



Public Lecture 6 September 2018
Prof Trish Hafford Leitchfield

Get Qualified Scheme
Amendments to eligibility criteria

Master of Gender, Society and Culture
Updated timetable Sem 2 2017 - 2018

Updated 26 March 2018

Master of Gender, Society and Culture

Updated timetable Sem 2 2017 - 2018

Updated 16 March 2018

Optional Study-units 2017/8
Sem 1 & Sem2 Timetables

Final examination Timetable
Academic Year 2017-18 Semester 1

Seminar Wednesday 13 March 2019
"Women in the Mediterranean"

Bachelor in Social Wellbeing Studies (Honours)
The concept behind this degree is that students are free to “design” their own undergraduate programme by registering for a number of elective study-units (timetable permitting) on offer by the various departments within the Faculty for Social Wellbeing. These would be study-units which they consider most suitable for their academic interest and career plans alongside a number of compulsory core units.

Last Updated: 28 February 2019

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