The Interdisciplinary Academic Conference Micro-Cultures of Gender co-organized by the graduate students of Applied Gender Studies at the University of Opole, the Sociologist Scientific Circle of the University of Opole, the Faculty of Philology of the University of...
2 year MA students of Applied Gender Studies are asked to register for Physical Education classes via USOS I round: 13.02-15.02.2017 II round 16-19.02.2017 Classes start on 16.02.2017
We are set to spend a semester in Thessaloniki this autumn. Here is a piece our students wrote while preparing for the mobility next year: From Opole to Thessaloniki – Erasmus+...
A very interesting take on what it means to study this programme blogged by one of our students. It is in Polish. Navigate to Magda’s website to read the whole thing: magdalenakurowska.pl/znaczy-studiowac-gender/.
We recommend an impressive issue of Discover Society on feminism and gender, a great applied journal concentrated on sociology and social policy. The topics of the articles range from the motherhood (Liberating Motherhood and the Need for a Maternal Feminism) to meta...
Gifted men, giving women Gender-related vocations among working-class youth - reviews by Dominique Memmi
A bunch of appealing arguments for what we do... We do believe we need to educate students about the gender inequalities and the complexities of the gender identity in the contemporary cultures and societies. And we are not...
2015/2016 summer semester schedule (PDF) Dear students. Attached you can find the timetable for the classes in the second semester.
9 reasons to study Applied Gender Studies at the Univeristy of Opole
Language and communication skills
This programme is meant to enhance your language skills and use them as a tool and not to study language as such. What it means, this is a perfect programme if you want to improve your English and do not want to worry about your current skills. As long as you can communicate at the moment, we are going to polish your English.
Being an academic graduate programme, AGS covers advanced methods of social science or communication research. We will be working with computer assisted analysis software to make our students data literate, be it quantitative or qualitative. If you want to conduct your own empirical research for the MA project your supervising professor will help you collect and interpret your own material.
Travelling / intercultural
If you are interested in the otherness or want to trace the similarities of human lives, our travelling master program is perfectly suited for you. We have teamed up with Istanbul finest University to give you a refunded semester abroad. What is more, we give you an opportunity to have a professional training in the area of Trier, Germany or Luxembourg to exercise your skills and knowledge at a 2 months' refunded placement.
Since the society actually is communication - in order to understand and attempt to address complex social issues - we will study how interpersonal, mass or mass-self (digital) communication works. If you are looking to work in sectors spanning from public administration to advertizing - you will get the necessary knowledge and training with us.
Action / engagement
We strongly believe today's world needs engaged social sciences and humanities. We are not going to sit there and read books or conduct an armchair research. We are going to practice the theory and theorize the practice in the field working with local communities and questioning social order by asking the most difficult questions.
This is an applied programme. We do teach in order to prepare you to be a highly skilled public officer, media specialist, journalist, NGO activist or watchdog, researcher, community communication manager or advertiser, a responsible one. Some of the classes are even taught by practitioners themselves. Additionally, there is a placement in the heart of Western Europe for you to try out what you have learned.
Gender - sociology / society
Gender inequalities still belong to the most pressing issues across societies. We are using this category as a lens to look at the contemporary human world to try to understand the nowadays’ crises and complicated interrelations between people, machines, networks, cultures or artifacts. Our programme is a gender themed sociology.
Small group / personal treatment
Opole as well as our University are extremely hospitable places. This is the smallest of capitals of Poland's 16 districts, combining administration hub importance with a nice town characteristics. Our master programme is carried out at a big university but in small groups with a personal approach to each and every of our students. You are going to love it here!
The visual part of communication is also important to us. In the times of instagrams, tumblers or snapchats we want to explore the creative processes behind the social construction of gender as well as engage in creation as well. If you wish so, you can even prepare your master project with the supervision of a professor of arts.
The BA diploma grade constitutes the basic admission criterion. English language skills at B2 level.
2000 EUR per year with possible discounts up to ~50%. Citizens of Poland (or Karta Polaka - Pole's Card holders) and EU study free of charge. For further details check: http://www.bnwz.uni.opole.pl