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Gender Studies

Programme Code
Study Period
Open for
Programme Code
Social Science
Study Period
2 Years
Open for
Non-JUPAS Senior Year
Programme Introduction

Ignite Change Within, and Illuminate a World of Diversity in Our Gender Studies Programme

Gender cuts across every aspect of human experience and is therefore the linchpin of all forms of social change. To live as our true selves, we must reflect on how we have been shaped by competing social and cultural forces. Equally important is recognizing our agency in challenging restrictive gender roles and stereotypes, combating discrimination, and questioning maladaptive social norms. Established in 1997, the Gender Studies Programme offers a comprehensive curriculum and interdisciplinary training, empowering students to appreciate the gendering of virtually everything, from intimacy, parenting, and education, to media, politics, economy, and wars. Our programme also deepens students’ understanding of diversity and equality through cutting-edge research on LGBTQI+ issues, masculinity and intersectionality through local and international field trips, interactive class activities and internships. Join us and embark on a transformative journey, gaining valuable insights into the intricate dynamics of gender and contributing to the pursuit of a more inclusive and equitable society.

Craft Your Path

Forge an educational adventure in our Programme, which:

  • Broadens your horizons with the state-of-the-art theories, methodologies and research into gender and sexuality, and their intersection with all other aspects of society;
  • Sharpens your critical thinking and high-order cognitive skills to help you better understand the nuances of social matters;
  • Cultivates determination, knowledge and skills to co-create a world of diversity and equality, both locally and internationally; and
  • Nurtures compassion towards others through a journey of self-understanding.

Uncover the depths of equality: Dive into Gender Studies, and forge a future of understanding and change.

Career Prospects

Our Gender Studies Programme nurtures professionals who are aware of gender and diversity, equipping them to respond to the increasing demand for such professionals across various sectors. Students have the option of taking internship capstone courses, allowing them to better understand the actual needs of society while applying theory to real-life situations. Over the past two years, our alumni have ventured into diverse industries and positions in various roles:

  • Commerce and industry: e.g. banks, media and publishing – over 50%;
  • Education – around 19%;
  • Non-governmental organisations – approximately 14%; and
  • Postgraduate studies – about 14%.

Employers include Decathlon, KPMG China, Publicis, Life Education Activity Programme (LEAP), Bank of China, The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited (HSBC), and Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA).

[Data as of September 2022]

If you seek to shape your career path with a profound impact, discover the boundless opportunities that await you in the Gender Studies Programme. Through a deep understanding of gender and diversity, you will be empowered to become a catalyst for change, unlocking endless possibilities within the very fabric of society.

If you are interested in this programme, please review the application requirements and deadlines specific to the respective admission scheme to increase your chances of getting accepted.


More Information:

Gender Studies Programme:

Gender Studies Programme, Room 250, Sino Building, Chung Chi College, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong

(852) 3943 1429