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MATILDA Programme Structure

The programme is designed to facilitate student mobility between partner institutions so that students can experience different cultures and traditions of research and benefit from the challenge of studying transnational history in more than one country.

The programme is a mix of foundational modules and electives. Each of the four partner institutions offers courses in core subjects in Women´s and Gender History (theory, methodology and practice), which are completed in the first semester. In semesters 2 and 3, specialist options (electives) are studied. Semester 4 is devoted to writing the master thesis.

Year 1

1st Semester (30 ECTS)

  • 10: Foundations in Women’s and Gender History
  • 10: Foundations in Historical Methods and Theories
  • 10: Compensatory Electives: Historiography/Feminist Theory/Language

2nd Semester (30 ECTS)

  • Electives
  • Language (up to 10 ECTS)


Year 2

3rd Semester (30 ECTS)

  • Thesis preparation/Electives
  • Electives

4th Semester (30 ECTS)

  • Supervision/workshops
  • Thesis: 70-100 pages (2.800 characters incl. blanks) + bibliography
  • Assessment: 2 reviews by 2 faculty members from different Matilda institutions
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