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CWS has joined new collaborative European sponsored Masters

Posted on 8 November 2018

The Centre for Women’s Studies (CWS) has joined a consortium of leading international Women’s and Gender Studies departments to deliver the GEMMA Masters programme, a recognised European ‘Masters of Excellence’.

GEMMA is the first Erasmus +: Erasmus Mundus Master's Degree in Women's and Gender Studies in Europe. The consortium has been running the programme for over 10 years, and is supported by the European Commission, which has selected it as an Erasmus Mundus Master Course three consecutive times. The two-year full-time Masters programme will involve studying at two universities (in different countries) over four semesters and, upon completion, students gain a double degree qualification.

GEMMA brings together approaches to feminism from across Europe. Created as a result of the concerted efforts of several universities working together within the ATHENA network, the GEMMA consortium brings together research and teaching excellence in European Women’s and Gender Studies to offer the GEMMA programme in seven different institutions in six European countries: University of Granada (coordinator), University of Bologna, Central European UniversityUniversity of Lódź, University of Oviedo, University of Utrecht and now the University of York.

Dr Rachel Alsop is the programme director, and she joins other new staff in CWS: Boriana Alexandrova-Isgate, Lecturer in Women’s Studies, and Dr Evangeline Tsao, Research Fellow in Gender Equality, who is working on equality and Athena SWAN issues at the University of York.

The Director of CWS, Professor Victoria Robinson, said:

"I am delighted that the consortium also includes the extended GEMMA Consortium of 14 other North, Central and South American universities, and I look forward to collaborating with these international partners, to further extend the Centre’s reputation as one of the leading global centres for women’s and gender studies."


Discover more about the Centre for Woman's studies at the University of York.

Find out more about the GEMMA Masters Degree.