Gender and Education - An Intersectional Perspective in Contemporary Settings


Admission requirements

General entry requirements + English B.

For Swedish Upper Secondary Grades merit rating will be calculated according to Områdesbehörighet 6/A6


credits 20% final grades 40% national university aptitude test 40%


Syllabus for students spring 2018

Course Code:
BU125E revision 1.1
Level of specialisation
Main fields of study:
No main fields
Date of ratification:
02 February 2016
Decision-making body:
Faculty of Education and Society
Enforcement date:
29 August 2016
Replaces Syllabus ratified:
02 February 2016

Entry requirements

General entry requirements + English B.


The aim of the course is to critically analyze ways in which the concept of gender constructs and is constructed within contemporary educational settings, using an intersectionality perspective.


The courses focuses on different areas in education, where concepts such as gender, sexuality, ethnicity, race and social class are highlighted. The course takes its starting point in a historical and sociological perspective on education, and how these relate to gender and intersectionality. Furthermore, contemporary systems and/or practices in education and of how these relate to the students’ own experiences are highlighted and discussed using gender analysis and intersectionality theories. The course includes both Swedish and international research.

Learning outcomes

After participating in the course the participants will be able to:

  • Account for the basic discussion regarding the relationship between gender and education from an intersectional perspective (gender, sexuality, ethnicity, race and social class)
  • describe and analyze educational systems and/or practices from a gender perspective,
  • describe and analyze the conditions and outcomes of different educational systems and/or using an intersectionality perspective
  • problematize contemporary theoretical concepts of gender and intersectionality in educational contexts.

Learning activities

Work formats consist of lectures, group discussions, literature analysis and classroom presentations. Students will also have the opportunity to collaboratein workshops etc., with students from the Swedish Teachers Programs. There will also be opportunities for study visits.


  1. Individual Written Essay. 10 hp (Outcome 1,2, 3)
  2. Seminar Presentation, based on the individual written essay. 5 hp (Outcome 1,2, 3)
For grade A on the course, examination 1 should be graded A and examination 2, A or B.

Grading system

Excellent (A), Very Good (B), Good (C), Satisfactory (D), Pass (E) or Fail (U).

Course literature and other teaching materials

Ali S.; Benjamin S.; Mauthner M. (2004): The Politics of Gender and Education. Critical Perspectives. Palgrave Macmillan. 195 p.
Arnot, M. and Mac and Ghaill, Mairtin (2006): The RoutledgeFalmer Reader in Gender and Education. Routhledge. 287 p.
The Jossey-Bass Reder on Gender in Education. (2002) 760 p.
Mulinari, D & Neergaard A. (2010): The ‘others’ in Sweden. Neoliberal policies ant the politics of ‘race’ in education. Journal for Critical Education Studies. Vol 8, No. 2 pp. 130-164.
Öhrn, Elisabet (2009) Challenging Sexism? Gender and Ethnicity in the Secondary Scholl. Scandinavian Journal of Education Research. Vol. 53, 6. Pp 579-590.


The education is provided by the Faculty of Education and Society at the department Children-Youth-Society.

Further information

Anders Eskilsson, Student Services Assistant
Phone: 040-6658141
Despina Tzimoula, Course Responsible
Phone: 040-6657213


15 January 2018 - 25 March 2018 Day-time 100% Malmö Schedule

Tuition fees

for non-EU students only

First instalment: 21000 SEK
Full tuition Fee: 21000 SEK