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Gender and Sexuality

The minor Gender & Sexuality studies power relations based on gender and sexuality from an interdisciplinary social science perspective. It examines how such power is structured and how it shapes social and political life, both in the public and in the private sphere.

For whom?

This minor is interesting for students who like to obtain:

  • knowledge of the key concepts and theoretical debates in gender- and sexuality studies,
  • knowledge of the political, societal and scientific legacies of gender/sexuality-focused activism;
  • basic knowledge of the central methodological debates and challenges in the field;
  • analytical skills to critically study and interpret historical or present day, political and societal problems through gender, sexuality and intersectional lenses,
  • the ability to apply gender, sexuality and/or intersectional lenses in the own major.

Entry requirements

  • The minor is open to students who completed their first year of a Bachelor degree programme at the UvA or another university.
  • Not open to students from universities of applied sciences (HBO). 

The minor programme sarts in September or February.


  • Students can register for the minor by completing the webform (see the study guide).
  • Students from other universities must first enrol as a minor student of the UvA on http://www.studielink.nl.
Feiten & cijfers
Studielast 30 ECT EC, One year
Voertaal Engels
Toelatingseisen Vooropleiding nodig
Start Februari , september