Equality and diversity

Equality and Diversity

Equality and Diversity - Master's Programme

The language of instruction in this programme is Norwegian. Read more about the programme on the Norwegian website

In societies familiar to ours, gender is an important form of sorting and grading men and women. Gender differences may appear natural and obvious. However, gender differences is dependent on culture and society, as well as the contemporary history in which it was carried out. In our modern contemporary society gender relations are currently undergoing rapid changes and developments.


About the programme

The programme provides students with knowledge of cultural analyses and competence in understanding socio-cultural changes in a gender-analytical perspective. We emphasize the understanding of the relation between gender, ethnicity and sexuality. These categories are important cultural instruments of information. At the same time, gender relations in society are rapidly changing, and the following negotiations on the significance of gender, ethnicity and sexuality are continuous. This master's programme provides competence in analysing these changes in present society.

Along these lines, the master's programme engages in cultural changes as a foundation for posing new questions in topics related to gender, ethnicity, sexuality, technology, science and knowledge.

Social negotiations and the concept of power in particular are attached to this gendered and sexual field of life. These cultural regimes cover a broad range from mildly corrective to fatal. It is therefore important to study the conditions that determine how gender surrounds and enters into power, such as politics, welfare and humanism.

Students will develop their competence in understanding socio-cultural change in a gender-analytical perspective and to analyze the changes in how genders are distinguished.

This programme is suitable for those who:

  • question established truths
  • do not have a presupposed conception of what gender is
  • are preoccupied with theory or the use of theory on empirical data.

Through this study you will acquire competence within a field which is relevant throughout your professional life.

The language of instruction in this programme is Norwegian

You have to meet the Norwegian language requirements, or have a Scandinavian language as your mother tongue, if you want to apply to any of NTNU’s degree programmes taught in Norwegian.

You also must meet the basic requirement for admission, and demonstrate that you meet the English language requirements.

The application deadline for the programme is March 1st for students with an international degree, and April 15th for Norwegian and Nordic degree students. Students apply through NTNU søknadsweb.

The faculty of Humanities offer a wide range of courses taught in English in our various fields of studies, both at bachelor's and master's level.

You can contact the students advisors:

Jan Groven Grande: jan.grande@ntnu.no

Lotte Johanne Sæther: lotte.saether@ntnu.no

Contact information to the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies of Culture
+47 73 59 17 88
Visiting address:

Building 5 and 6, level 4
Department of Interdisciplinary studies of Culture
The University Centre of Dragvoll

Postal address:

Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Department of Interdisciplinary studies of Culture
N-7491 Norway