Master's programme

Master in Social Sciences: Gender and Development:
Master in Social Sciences: Gender and Development:
This course is the first of its kind to be offered in Rwanda. It is meant to equip students with analytical and conceptual skills needed to understand and address gender issues especially in development contexts.
The programme duration is three semesters, taught modules for the first two semesters, and a dissertation carried out in the third semester.
The Master of Social Sciences in Gender and Development is the first of its kind offered in Rwanda to national and international students. It was approved in the Cabinet meeting of 3rd September 2010 together with the Postgraduate Diploma in Gender and Development. The program is of an international standard with faculty drawn from within and outside Rwanda, including visiting professors, policy makers, and practitioners in the field of gender. The course is based on a feminist approach to teaching and learning. In this form, students and faculty engage in the co-creation of knowledge through a collaborative process of building community in each of the course modules. Students engage in small group discussions, learning dialogues, case studies that cover international and local relevant issues in the modules. Class discussion and dialogue form the central pedagogical approach to inquiry throughout the modules. For these reasons, attendance and participation compromise central components of the evaluation of student performance throughout each module.
6111- Theories of Masculinities and Femininities (20 credits)
6112 - Gender, Culture, Religion and Development (20 credits)
6113 - Gender Research Methods and Analysis (20 credits)
6114 - Outcome-Based Professional Development Learning (Non-credit)
6115 - Politics, Health and Related Issues in Gender, Culture (20 credits)
6116 - Gender and Development Policy and Practice (20 credits)
6117 - Gender and Transitional Justice (20 credits)
6118 – Dissertation writing (60 credits)

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