Gender studies (Interdisciplinary program)

The Gender studies program at The University of Melbourne offers students the potential to learn about issues such as sexual difference, gender equity, queer politics, and sexuality, from a variety of thought-provoking and provocative perspectives.

The Gender studies program gives students the opportunity to develop a broad range of research skills from both the Humanities and Social Sciences and provides a refreshing alternative to single discipline based approaches to the study of culture and society. The Gender studies Major encompasses more than one discipline and draws on the diverse interests of specialists located throughout the Faculty of Arts.

Gender studies students are distinctive because of the expertise they are able to offer potential employers. Our graduates possess exceptional skills in creative and critical thinking, powers of textual and visual analysis, and writing and communication. Graduates from Gender studies have gone on to pursue highly successful careers in the fields of equal opportunities and human rights; international development; law and policing; media and advertising; politics and public service; teaching and academia; banking and the corporate world; and the creative arts.

Studying Gender studies

Gender studies can be studied as a Major in the Bachelor of Arts and as an Honours degree, as well as a specialisation in a number of Graduate level courses. For more information please see the Handbook and Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences entries below.


For more information please contact:

Associate Professor Tamara Kohn, Coordinator of Gender studies
Contact Tamara with general enquiries including undergraduate and exchange matters.

Dr Ana Dragojlovic, Faculty Lecturer in Gender studies and Gender studies Graduate Research Coordinator
Contact Ana about Research Higher Degree (Masters by Research and PhD) enquiries for Gender Studies, and about the Gender Studies Seminar Series.

Dr Hannah McCann, Lecturer in Gender studies and Gender studies Honours Coordinator
Contact Hannah about Honours or Graduate Diploma (Advanced) enquiries.