Bachelor of Arts in Gender Studies (minor subject)

Gender Studies are an inter-/transdisciplinary field of science and research with an international focus which understands ‘gender’ as a category in the critical analysis of science, culture and society. It covers topics such as gender-specific distribution of labour and gender pay gap, discrimination and justice, different ways of life and lifestyles as well as gender images in various media and their influence on everyday life, and in general conditions and definitions of gender and gender relationships in different historical, societal and political contexts.

Special features

The B.A. minor subject Gender Studies in Frankfurt is organized and run in cooperation with the Cornelia Goethe Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (CGC - Cornelia Goethe Centrum für Frauenstudien und die Erforschung der Geschlechterverhältnisse). The following faculties also contribute to this interdisciplinary programme: Law, Educational Sciences, Psychology and Sports Sciences, Protestant Theology, Philosophy and History, Linguistics, Cultures and Arts, and Modern Languages. 

Subject combinations

The minor-subject Bachelor programme in Gender Studies can be combined with all major Bachelor subjects where 60 credits points (CP) are foreseen for a minor subject.


At a glance

Programme duration:  Governed by the standard period of study of the major B.A. subject chosen
Programme start:  Winter semester only
Restricted admission:    Yes, minimum entry requirements in past semesters (in German)
Minor subject: 60 CPs
Major subject: All study programmes are possible where reference is made in the description to “Major subject with minor subject"; elective major subjects (in German)
Number of modules (main subject): 3 compulsory modules,
2 compulsory elective modules
Type of module examinations: Coursework
Written test
Language(s) of instruction:  German, English