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for Gender Studies graduates. Parts 3.5 and 3.6 present the outcomes of the online survey and Generic Competences (3.5) and Subject Specific Competences (3.6). Part 3.7 demonstrates the depiction of Cycle Level Descriptors.

3.1. Degree Profiles The diversified degree of institutionalization of Gender Studies in Europe and on the national levels (discussed in Part 2.3) explains the differential availability and possibilities of earning bachelor, master and doctorate degrees in this field. In many universities there is not a separate department or center for Gender Studies. Courses, modules and degree profiles are offered by different academic actors. If we distinguish by first, second and third cycle, it is clear that first cycle minors in Gender Studies are often but not always offered by Gender Studies Departments. These may also award master and doctorate degrees in Gender Studies yet often Gender programmes are run by other departments (i.e. Greece, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Aegean University at Lesvos, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Aegean University at Rhodes). This often results in a doctorate awarded in another discipline than the Gender Studies. (Pavlidou 2006) The information about the frequency of the first, second and third cycles in Gender Studies in Europe has been provided on the basis of information accessible in the winter of 2009 and the spring of 2010. At that point in time, 10 minors for the first cycle could be counted. A total of 41 first cycle programmes in various European countries were identified. In 23 European countries, a total of 126 MA programmes, has been established. Finally, 51 doctorate programmes in Gender Studies are offered. For the overview of the degrees offered in Gender Studies please consult Annex 1 Overview of the Degrees Offered in Gender Studies. To earn bachelor and master degrees students are expected to combine course work with a completion of a bachelor/master thesis. The first cycle lasts three years. The second cycle takes one to two years. To be awarded a doctorate degree, students must conduct research that results in a doctoral thesis. Sometimes, however, the research and thesis must be accompanied by course work and teaching (this is the 46

Gender Studies Tuning Brochure  
Gender Studies Tuning Brochure  

Tuning Educational Structures in Europe The name Tuning was chosen for the project to refl ect the idea that universities do not look for u...